What might it mean to theorize queerness? How has recent work in queer and transgender studies expanded classic theories of sexuality, pleasure, desire, and politics, and how might we put these interventions to work? This course investigates queer embodiments, identifications, and politics as they are articulated by activist and scholarly projects.
Topics include queer critiques of generationality, queer spatialities, identity politics, sexual citizenship, transgender theory and activism, disability/crip theory, the politics of sadomasochism, and critiques of homonormativity and homonationalism. This course is not an introduction to queer studies, but rather a sustained interrogation of some of the paradigms, concepts, and methodologies that queer and trans studies have taken up in the last several years.