SHUM 4688

SHUM 4688

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This advanced seminar centers underthought fissures within the field of Trans Studies. These fissures take the form of failed crossings between incommensurable positions. We will examine: the vexed relation between queer theory and Trans Studies, between the field's analytic of  "transing" and its originary focus on transgender people, between the specific violence faced by Black trans women and the possibility that Blackness itself might be para-ontologically trans; between turns to historical materialism and to new materialism, between understandings of gendered selfhood in the West and in the non-West; and between transmasculine and transfeminine experiences and heuristics. This seminar encourages students to view such failed crossings as generative sites in which future scholarship might take root.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SCD-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  • 17144 SHUM 4688   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person