Queer Theory

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Queer Theory

Spring 2020

Taught By: Ricardo Montez

Section: A

CRN: 7336

Credits: 3

What do we mean when we describe something as queer? Often seen in a string of letters denoting sexual identities, subjectivities, and lifestyles, what exactly does the Q of LGBTQIA+ signify? This class offers an introduction to the field(s) of queer theory. Students will examine key texts, concepts, and debates through a historical overview of queer theory’s life both within and outside of academia. Attentive to the ongoing traumas that shape the field’s critical approach to the study of gender and sexuality, the course explores multiple points of entry for queer theory’s study of the “aberrant” and the “abnormal.” The class also confronts challenges posed by postcolonial studies, critical race theory, disability studies and trans theory in order to destabilize commonly held beliefs about sexuality and its regulation within disciplinary regimes. Utilizing queer theory’s critical methods, the class will also map alternative genealogies to the field and interrogate the presumed value of its political projects.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

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: 11:01am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 617

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020