Week 1: Foundations

Monday June 3: Defining our terms
Entries from Keywords for American Cultural Studies (NYU Press 2007; ed. Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler)
Queer” by Siobhan Somerville
Gender” by Judith Halberstam
Race” by Roderick Ferguson
Citizenship” by Lauren Berlant
Empire” by Shelley Streeby

Tuesday June 4: Sexuality and biopolitics
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality Volume 1: The Will to Knowledge. Read the whole book if possible; if not, focus on Parts One, Two, and Five.
Ann Laura Stoler, Race and the Education of Desire pp 26-36

Wednesday June 5: The queer moment
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, “Axiomatic” [focus on the “Axioms” beginning on page 22, especially 1-5 (pp22-48)]
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, “Queer and Now
Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner, “Sex in Public
Judith Butler, “Critically Queer”

Thursday June 6: Post-queer intersections
Janet Halley and Andrew Parker, Introduction to “After Sex: On Writing Since Queer Theory
David Eng, Judith Halberstam, and José Muñoz, “What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?
Roderick Ferguson, “The Relevance of Race for the Study of Sexuality

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