PHIL 3434 – Queer Theory

In addition to tracing the history and origins of queer theory, questions we will pursue include: whether knowledge/theory is sexed; who gets to theorize about whom and why; whether queer theory differs from gender theory and/or lesbian/gay/bisexual studies; the political implications of queer theory; the roles of race and class in queer theory; whether queer theory is feminist; and whether or not the recent cultural fascination with queerness signals a weakening of heterosexism in our society. Prerequisite: Any PHIL or WGS course. Also listed as WGS 3434. IV