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WGSS 316
Feeling Queer and Asian Fall 2019
Division II
Cross-listed COMP 313 / WGSS 316 / ASST 316

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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: Format: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 12
Class#: 1466
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: WGSS majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
COMP 313 Division I WGSS 316 Division II ASST 316 Division II

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