Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG383H1F L0101

ENG383H1F    L0101   T11-1, R11 
Critical Methods 
Professor Dana Seitler
Office Phone:
416-946-3494
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 627
Email: d.seitler@utoronto.ca

Brief Description of Course: This course is designed as an introduction to the methods, approaches, and practices of queer studies. We will take up how theories of the intersectional categories of gender, sexuality, and race function as a useful approach for reading and understanding cultural forms, including literature, popular culture, and the visual arts. A principal goal of the course will be to equip ourselves with new analytic perspectives that will enhance and even alter our work in literary and cultural studies. To meet this goal, we will focus on conceptual developments, debates, and methodological issues that chart the multiple genealogies of the still-unfolding discipline of queer studies.

Required Reading: TBA

First Three Authors/Texts: Audre Lorde, Monique Wittig, Michel Foucault.

Method of Instruction: Lecture and discussion.

Method of Evaluation: Three short writing assignments, final essay, class participation.

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