GLIB

5150

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 2020

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: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 7:51pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020