FGSS 1118

FGSS 1118

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

When we think of history, we tend to think of the archive, of tangible items that tell us about the past. These archives, however, often omit the experiences of marginalized groups, including members of LGBTQ+ communities. How does performance – from daily performances of identity to dramatic works to drag – help us understand LGBTQ+ histories that might otherwise be forgotten? This course explores this question through the analysis of scholarly and dramatic texts, including Brian Freeman's Civil Sex, about gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, David Román's work on "archival drag," and an opera about Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. With an emphasis on in-class discussions, peer-review, and collaborative writing workshops, this course fosters students' ability to analyze scholarly arguments and produce coherent, persuasive prose.

When Offered Spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18590 FGSS 1118   SEM 101

    • TR Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Kane, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.