WGS482H1: Translating Sexuality: Queer Migration, Queer Diasporas

Hours

24S

Previous Course Number

WGS434H1

This course examines how notions of sexuality travel as people move within and beyond national borders. It investigates how queer and trans migrants pursue different versions of belonging, solidarity, survival, and hope. Participants will study transnational archives (which may include popular culture, new media, film, literature, and performance) as they trace globalization's effects on racialized, queer, and trans communities. Major topics may include: queer of color critique; queer settler colonialism; transnational and global south sexualities; imperialism and militarism; neoliberalism and homonationalism; humanitarianism and sexual rights; queer and trans social movements; postcolonial intimacies.

Prerequisite
2.5 WGS credits including WGS160Y1 and 1.0 WGS credit at the 300+ level
Exclusion
WGS434H1 (Topics: Trans/national Sexuality), offered in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Mode of Delivery
In Class