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Lgbt 303, Kenneth G. Valente Jan 2015

Lgbt 303, Kenneth G. Valente

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Queer identities are — and have long been — enmeshed within large-scale circuits of exchange engendered by the movement of people, ideologies, markets, and capital. This course considers transnational conceptualizations and circulations associated with gender or sexual nonconformity. It emphasizes ways of interrogating queer citizenship that purposefully attend to dynamics exemplifying complex interactions on global and local scales.

In the wake of Foucault’s groundbreaking work on the history of sexuality in the 1970s, scholars have considered ‘colonialism’ and ‘nationalism’ as intellectually robust frameworks for examining the emergence of queer identities as we understand them today. Much of their work draws attention ...


Lgbt 220, Kenneth G. Valente Jan 2012

Lgbt 220, Kenneth G. Valente

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LGBT 220 is designed to explore the lives, experiences, and representations of LGBTQ persons, those who identify or are identified as transgressive in terms of their sexuality and/or gender expression. Although particular emphases may vary from semester to semester, topics typically consider LGBTQ communities and families, cultures, and subcultures; histories, institutions, and literatures; and/or economic and political lives. Selected topics also serve to expose complex cultural forces that continue to shape sexuality and regulate its various expressions. The course is intended to promote the examination of new theories and methodologies in relation to established disciplines as it underscores ...