Five College Consortium

SEM: DOCUMENTING QUEER LIVES

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Study of Women and Gender
Course Number: 
314
Institution: 
Smith College
This course examines visual and literary documentations of queer life by reading memoirs and screening short and feature length documentaries films. We consider the power and value of documenting queer lives while examining the politics of visibility as impacted by race, class and gender. We will attend to the expansiveness of the term “queer” and consider the performativity of gender and the fluidity of sexuality in our analysis of each text. Students will produce a short film, write a short biography or propose another mode of documenting experiences of queer life as members of, or in solidarity with, the LGBT community. Prerequisites: SWG 150 and one additional SWG course. Enrollment limit of 12.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission. Limited to juniors, seniors.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Schedule #: 
30583-S18

Course Sections

SEM: DOCUMENTING QUEER LIVES
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jennifer DeClue jdeclue@smith.edu T 01:00-04:00 SEELYE 312