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Spring 2020
Jan 20, 2022
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CCTP 704 - Gender/Sexuality/The Body
There are no sites of identity more intense, more personal and more contentious than the intersection of gender, sexuality and the body. In this seminar, we will address the ways that the body has become a locus for the conflict and negotiation of public social, cultural, economic, historical norms and values with private spheres of love, intimacy, romance, friendship, sexuality, and gender. We will address questions of how gender, sex and sexuality are related and the manner in which the relations among them have historically changed over time. We will consider how ideas about public and private meanings of the body shift and the relation of critical thinking to the fact of these changes.

The course readings include work by Lauren Berlant, Judith Butler, Simone de Beauvoir, Teresa de Lauretis, Michael Foucault, Sigmund Freud, bell hooks, Lisa Nakamura, Eve Sedgwick, Michael Warner, Linda Williams.

The course includes film screenings that will include Vertigo, Imitation of Life, Alien, Brokeback Mountain, etc.

Substantial reading, writing and discussion will be required, in addition to film screenings. Student evaluation will be based on short seminar papers and responses and the writing of a final research paper.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Commun, Culture & Technology Department

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