Professor Ross Forman
University of Warwick
This module aims to familiarise students with current theories of and literary and historical approaches to gender and sexuality, with a particular focus on “non-heteronormativity.” Taking a global approach, it introduces students to the vocabulary of sexual difference in Europe and North America, Asia, and Latin America (including queer, trans, cisgender, asexuality, bakla, and kathoey) through critical and literary readings. [That said, the geographical scope of the module is necessarily selective, since we only have 10 weeks!] Students will learn about the effect of legal, medical, and moral frameworks on the emergence of forms of sexual identity worldwide and the impact of globalization on local forms of sexuality and sexual practice.
To access the complete syllabus, please click on the online version of Queer and There: Queer Theory and the History of Sexuality in the Global Context syllabus.