QUEER BLACK STUDIES, AN INTRO

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Study of Women and Gender

Course Number: 
201
Institution: 
Smith College
How does queer studies, which questions the naturalization of identity, relate to black cultural studies, where identity is both subject to criticism and the foundation of a politic? What role has the black body played in the construction of gender and sexuality? How does the performativity of racial blackness (from blackface minstrelsy to hip hop) relate to ideas from queer theory? How do we understand the particular ways that homophobia has seemed to manifest in black communities? This course will highlight these four questions through theoretical, historical and sociological texts (as well as film, music and literature). Prerequisites: SWG 150, or SWG 100 or AAS 111, or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 40. (E)
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
39377-S13

Course Sections

QUEER BLACK STUDIES, AN INTRO
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Kevin Quashie

kquashie@smith.edu

TTh 09:00-10:20

SEELYE 110