|1||Introduction to course|| |
What is "queer"? What is "trans"? What do these terms mean? Discussion of sexual and gender identities as historically situated.
Schiller, Greta. Before Stonewall. 1985.
|2||Medicalization, social construction, and the "birth of the homosexual"|| |
Jagose, Annamarie. "Introduction" and "Theorising Same-Sex Desire." Chapters 1 and 2 in Queer Theory: An Introduction. pp. 1-22.
E'milio, John. "Capitalism and Gay Identity." In Powers of Desire: The Politics of Sexuality. Edited by Ann Snitow, Christine Stansell, and Sharan Thompson. Monthly Review Press, 1983. ISBN: 9780853456100.
|3||Constructing and deconstructing gender-the "truth" of sex|| |
Kessler, Suzanne. "The Medical Construction of Gender." Signs 16, no. 1 (1990): 3-26. (PDF)
Kessler, Suzanne, and Wendy McKenna. "Toward a Theory of Gender." [Transgender] pp. 165-182.
Preves, Sharon. "Intersex Narratives: Sex, Gender, and Identity." In [SGS] pp. 32-43.
Reimer twins case on Dateline. [Read about the David Reimer case on Wikipedia]
|4||Medical science, history, and theories of gender and sexual identity|| |
Halperin, David. "Is There a History of Sexuality?" [GL] pp. 416-431.
Somerville, Siobahn. "Scientific Racism and the Invention of the Homosexual Body." In Queer Studies: A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Anthology. Edited by Beemyn, and Eliason. New York, NY: New York University Press, 1996, pp. 241-261. ISBN: 9780814712580.
Martin, Emily. "The Egg and the Sperm." In [SGS] pp. 248-254.
|5||Breaking binary categories of identity|| |
Lorber, Judith. "A World Without Gender." In [SGS] pp. 537-544.
West, Candace, and Don H. Zimmerman. "Doing Gender." In [SGS] pp. 43-57.
Spade, Dean. "Mutilating Gender."
Yescavage, Karen, and Jonathan Alexander. "Muddying the Waters: Constructions of Sexuality, Gender, and Sex in Cross-Cultural Perspective." [SGS] pp. 21-31.
|6||The repressive hypothesis, censorship, and the Hollywood production code|| |
Excerpt from The Celluloid Closet (Film).
Excerpt from Children's Hour (Film).
|7||Intersections: Race, sexuality, and gender in literature||Lorde, Audre. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name-A Biomythography. The Crossing Press, 1982. ISBN: 9780895941220.|
|8||Stonewall, marriage, and the closet|| |
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. "Epistemology of the Closet." [GL] pp. 45-61.
|9||Representing bisexuality (vs. queer)|| |
Rubin, Gayle. "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality." Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality. Edited by Carole S. Vance. Pandora Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780044408673.
Capp, Rose. "Single White Female Seeking Same: The Search for Sisterhood in Kissing Jessica Stein and The Banger Sisters." Senses of Cinema 23.
Whatley, Sherri. "Kissing Jessica Stein." Off Our Backs. July/August 2002.
Mantilla, Karla, and Jennie Ruby. "Crash Landing for a Promising Lesbian Film." Off Our Backs. July/August 2002, p. 57.
Gillett, Robert. "Learning to Look Askance: Explaining Queer Through Film." Moderna Sprak XCVII, no. 2 (2003): 147-165.
Kissing Jessica Stein (Film).
|10||Performativity, drag, and gender identity|| |
Butler, Judith. "Imitation and Gender Insubordination." [GL] pp. 307-320.
Rubin, Gayle. "Of Catamites and Kings." In [Transgender].
Newton, Esther. "Mother Camp." In [Transgender].
Surkan, Kim. "Drag Kings in the New Wave: Gender Performance and Participation." The Drag King Anthology. Harrington Park Press, 2003, pp. 161-185.
Video: Dykes Do Drag.
|11||Gender, sexuality and racial identities|| |
Namaste, Ki. "Tragic Misreadings': Queer Theory's Erasure of Transgender Subjectivity." In Queer Studies: A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Anthology. Edited by Michele Eliason, and Brett Beemyn. NYU Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780814712580.
Collins, Patricia Hill. "Prisons for Our Bodies, Closets for Our Minds." [SGS] pp. 115-135.
Naber, Nadine. "Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/American(ized) Whore." [SGS] pp. 186-192.
Cohen, Cathy. "Contested Membership: Black Gay Identities and the Politics of AIDS." [SGS] pp. 511-526.