ASIA 316
Feeling Queer and Asian Spring 2022
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed COMP 313 / ASIA 316 / AMST 354 / WGSS 316

Class Details

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: 15
Class#: 3766
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: in-class participation, partnered presentation, weekly reading responses (350 words max), short analytical essay (4-5 pages), and creative final project (e.g. poem, epistolary letter, syllabus soundtrack) (5-8 pages)
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: WGSS majors
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
COMP 313 Division I ASIA 316 Division II AMST 354 Division II WGSS 316 Division II
DPE Notes: This interdisciplinary seminar centers the interconnected constructions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nation as they give shape to Asian American and Asian diasporic sexuality studies.

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