Queer Theory and Literary Studies: Intimacy and Empire

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Summer Semester 2020

  • Studierende die im SoSe 2020 die Lehrveranstaltung Intimacy and Empire bei Dr. Benjamin Meiners belegt haben, können sich bzgl. der Unterschriften (z.B. für die Aktive Teilnahme) an Julia Sattler wenden. Bitte beachten Sie: Die Unterschrift wird nur erteilt, wenn Sie alle nötigen Leistungen erbracht haben. Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich an Julia Sattler.

Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154661 Queer Theory and Literary Studies: Intimacy and Empire 2 HS Mo 10:15 – 11:45 R. 0.420 Meiners
Course Description

This course will survey important work in queer theory (as well as the overlapping fields of feminist and critical race theory) to ask how the study of sexuality has approached the relationship between everyday intimacies and large-scale colonial and imperial politics in English and American contexts. As we read and discuss these theoretical texts, we will 1) map the important ideas and debates in queer theory and 2) ask how these texts engage (or, often as instructively, do not engage) histories and legacies of colonialism and imperialism. In the last portion of the course, we will ask how the debates in queer studies that we have explored might bear on our methods for analyzing literary texts, focusing on some literary critical works as models.
Benjamin Meiners is a guest researcher from Washington University in St. Louis.
This course is particularly recommended for students of the Angewandte Studiengänge

Course Requirements

Students will write a final paper about a literary text, or texts, of their choosing, that engages one or several aspects of our seminar discussions.

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2016 602, 703, 704 602 602, 701, 702
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:
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