Trans Theory as Gender Theory

New School for Social Research: Liberal Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Trans Theory as Gender Theory

Fall 2021

Taught By: McKenzie Wark

Section: A

CRN: 8829

Credits: 3

"Trans people have a unique relation to gender in that they have experienced being two (or more) genders, whereas most cis people have only ever been one. So what if we took the accounts and theories about gender created by trans people as central to thinking the concept of gender in general, rather than as as a subtopic to feminist or queer theory that referred only to a special case? We will build on some pioneering work in trans studies (Susan Stryker, Sandy Stone, Leslie Feinberg) as well as recent contributions (Paul Preciado, C Riley Snorton) as ways of constructing alternate pathways into the research on gender and sexuality of some more standard accounts (Eve Sedgewick, Judith Bulter). It may turn out that some aspects of transsexual experience and thought do not fit neatly in accepted conceptual frameworks. Besides theoretical texts, we will look at selected examples of trans literature, art and media that might exceed some existing theoretical categories and call for novel concepts. "

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Liberal Studies (GLIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:53am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:55am - 11:45am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 311

Date Range: 9/3/2021 - 12/17/2021