ASST 316
Feeling Queer and Asian Spring 2018 Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative; Cross-listed as ASST316 / WGSS316 / COMP313
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This advanced undergraduate seminar focuses on concepts, queries, and methodologies at the intersections of Asian Americanist critique, queer theory, and affect theory. How might we come to understand Asian gender, sexuality, and racialization less through a language of being or meaning, as through feeling? How do Asian/American discourses rely upon languages of gender and sexuality, and how might queerness depend upon Asianness? How might these theories identify, complicate, and call forth more expansive or alternative practices of belonging? The class will read theories including national abjection, racial melancholia, disaffection, queer diaspora, and homonationalism, as well as engage Asian American literatures.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 12
Class#: 3996
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: WGSS majors
Distributions: Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative;
Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGSS or ASST; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under COMP

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