WGS 698 - Special Seminar
Fall 2023, Section 002 - Asian American Queer and Trans Critique and Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing, and one graduate course in WGS (WOMENSTD).
May be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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This seminar will examine the scattered genealogies and contemporary iterations of Asian American queer- and trans-of-color theory, critique, and cultural production. Such an examination is an inherently difficult task. Queer and trans studies, already diverse interdisciplinary fields, have distinct intellectual lineages, strains, and commitments. The interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies, meanwhile, is tasked to deal with the heterogeneity, hybridity, and multiplicity--to repurpose cultural studies scholar Lisa Lowe's canonical phrase--of "Asian America." Asian diasporic formations of gender and sexuality, categories usually not disaggregated from the other in non-Euro-American conventions, reflect and depart from distinct histories of countries and communities of origin, migration, and displacement. This seminar will trace how these varied critical studies of gender, race, sexuality, and nation have nonetheless overlapped, while training our eyes towards future modes of critique.


WGS 698 - Special Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
8Graduate Standing
F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
002 (SEM)
 In Person
1Graduate Standing
Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
003 (SEM)
 In Person
2Graduate Standing
W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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