GQS 220

What is Queer?

Rather than approaching "queer" as a designated set of identities or a defined area of study, this course explores an ongoing question, asking: what kinds of bodies, desires, histories, and politics does queer describe? This inquiry includes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) lives and histories. However, students also look beyond these social identities to broadly investigate sexualities and genders that fall outside the cultural norm and analyze how these norms are constructed and contested.