Feminist and Queer Affect Studies
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Cultural Studies
Course Number: LCST 3782
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Media & Culture
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Cultural Studies
*Feminist and Queer Affect Studies* [Track C] This course develops close studies of current issues in feminist and queer theory. Our readings revolve around contemporary feminist and queer studies of affect, or the politics of feeling – a central concern for feminist and queer research since the early 1990s, and a critical component to what has been referred to as ‘the affective turn’ in studies of social, cultural and political life (Clough and Halley 2007). Students will be introduced to the major texts, issues and debates in the field which explore questions such as: how are ostensibly private and individualized feelings related to very public and shared structures of power? How are feelings gendered, racialized, sexualized and classed? How do we mobilize private, anti-social feelings towards public, social, political and cultural change? [Track C]
Open to Undergraduate students.