Course Description

ONLINE: Contemporary LGBTQ Culture will focus on the construction of queer identity in American culture beginning in the late 20th century and how this category helps to eliminate old ideas while simultaneously making room for others. This lecture-format course will look at anti-assimilationist, radical queer activists and activism as a way to open up discussion about new social discourses and spaces, and as a way to critique the current state of the queer community and politics. Topics for the course will include: same-sex marriage/"don’t ask, don’t tell," the construction of queer people in media (film, TV, online) and the effects of religion on sexual communities. We will also spend a considerable amount of time looking at transgender culture in all its forms. This course will use a variety of media for exploration, including autobiography, theory, fiction and hybrid texts. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 30.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Contemporary LGBTQ Culture
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Jan 30, 2023 to Apr 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

: The recommended books will be referenced in the course lectures, but there will not be assigned readings.

Recommended reading:
Carlos Ball, "From the Closet to the Courtroom" (9780807001530)
Susan Stryker, "Transgender History" (9781580056892)
Ryan Conrad, "Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion" (9781849351843)
Michael Warner, "The Trouble with Normal" (9780674004412)

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