Schedule

Included on this page are:
  1. Readings
  2. Due Dates for Assignments
READINGS:
The following is a tentative schedule for our readings and topics of discussion for the semester. This schedule is subject to change and will very likely be revised (new readings, less readings, etc) at some point during the semester. On the event that I change the schedule I will announce it in class and on twitter and this blog.

This book will be available from the U of M Bookstore in a few weeks. We aren't reading it until 11/23. 

2. Essays/Articles/Book Chapters on WebVista
These readings are available to download on our WebVista site.  
*Access WebVista through MyU. Click on MyCourses and then GWSS 4790 or GLBT 3610. Log in and then click on our class again. The readings will be organized under the week we  will be reading and discussing them. 

3. Essays/Articles/Book Chapters/Blogs on our course blog
These readings will be posted on our blog. 

September 
7          Introductions to course and each other 

9          Blogging/Twitter Basics 

Readings
14        Queer Blogging: An Introduction 

Readings
  • Rak, Julie. Excerpts from "The Digital Queer: Weblogs and Internet Identity" 
  • Threlkeld, Aubry. "Virtual Disruptions: traditional and new media's challenges to heteronormativity in education"
  • Mitra, Rahul. "Resisting the Spectacle of Pride: Queer Indian Bloggers as Interpretive Communities"
16        HASTAC forum
 
Readings: 
21/23   BLOG CLUSTER: Judith Butler Refuses Award 

Readings
28/30   QUEERING DESIRE AND ONLINE NEW MEDIA

Readings:
  • Pullen, Christopher and Margaret Cooper. "Introduction" to LGBT Identity and Online New Media
  • Alexander, Johathan and Elizabeth Losh. "A YouTube of One's Own?":"Coming Out" Videos as Rhetorical Action"
  • Cooper, Margaret and Kristina Dzara. "The Facebook Revolution: LGBT Identity and Activism"
  • Gray, Mary L. "From Websites to Wal-Mart: Youth, Identity Work, and the Queering of Boundary Politics in Small Town, USA" 
  • Queer Blogger Roundtable: What's the Future?
October
5/7       QUEER PEDAGOGY


Readings
  • Rodriguez, Nelson M. "Queer Theory and the Discourse on Queer(ing) Heterosexuality: Pedagogical Considerations" in Queering Straight Teachers 
  • Marchese, Stephanie Jo. "May I, Please, Queer your Kids/The New Queer Pedagogy"
  • Luhmann, Susanne. "Queering/Querying Pedagogy? Or, Pedagogy is a Pretty Queer Thing"
  • Threlkeld, Aubry. "Virtual Disruptions: traditional and new media's challenges to heteronormativity in education"
12/14   WHAT IS QUEERING AND QUEERING DESIRE? Part One

Readings:
  • Cohen, Cathy. "Punks, Bulldaggers and Welfare Queens" 
  • Nyong'o, Tavia. "Punk'd Theory" 
  • Halberstam, Judith. "What's That Smell?
  • Ford, Richard Thompson. "What's Queer About Race?"
19/21   WHAT IS QUEERING AND QUEERING DESIRE? Part Two

Readings:
Optional:
  • Halberstam, Judith. "Animating Revolt/Revolting Animation: Penguin Love, Doll Sex and the Spectacle of Queer Nonhuman"

26/28   QUEER/ING CHILDREN, Part One

Readings:
  • Stockton, Kathryn Bond. "Introduction: Growing Sideways, or Why Children Seem to get Queerer in the 20th Century"
  • Bruhm, Steven and Natasha Hurley. "Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children"
  • Kincaid, James. TBA
November
2/4       QUEER/ING CHILDREN, Part Two

Readings:

9/11     NO FUTURE?

Readings:  
  • "The Anti-Social Thesis in Queer Theory"
  • Selections from Jose Esteban Munoz: 
  1. from Cruising Utopia. "Introduction" (OPTIONAL) and "After Jack" (REQUIRED)
  2. about Cruising Utopia. Social Text: Periscope: Cruising Utopia (READ ALL 4 ENTRIES)
  3. from Disidentifications. "Introduction" (for DIABLOG DISCUSSION)
16/18   UMN QUEER CONFERENCE

Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer, and the Threat Of the Nonnormative
Monday, November 15- Tuesday, November 16

*Note: We will have class on Thursday. Please attend as many panels as you can. The panel during our class is "Plotting Resistance" 11:00-12:30, Nolte Center, Room 140.

Reading: (for DIABLOG discussion on Thursday)
Arondekar, Anjali. "Without a Trace: Sexuality and the Colonial Archive"

23        QUEERING FEELINGS/FEELING QUEERLY: Part One

Readings:
  • Ahmed, Sara. "Introduction: Why Happiness, Why Now?"
  • Ahmed, Sara. "Feminist Killjoys" from The Promise of Happiness

25         THANKSGIVING: No Class

December
30/2      QUEERING FEELINGS/FEELING QUEERLY: Part Two


Reading:
  • Warner, Michael. "An Ethics of Shame" OPTIONAL
  • Ngai, Sianne. "On Disgust"
  • Cvetkovitch, Ann. "Public Feelings"
  • Halberstam, Judith. "Shame and White Gay Masculinity"
  • Butler, Judith. "Beside Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy"
7/9        QUEERING FEELINGS/FEELING QUEERLY: Part Three

Reading
Ahmed, Sara. The Promise of Happiness
  • "Happy Objects"
  • "Unhappy Queers"
  • "Happy Futures"
  • "Happiness, Ethics, Possibility"
You can download this reading schedule as a pdf here.

ASSIGNMENTS: 
Here are a list of due dates:

September:
17          Queer This! example and Queer This! tweet
20          Queer This! comment
22          Direct Engagement #1
27         Tweet Source, Direct Engagement Comment, Query Tweet

October
1          Query Response (as blog entry)
5          Tweet Source, TURN IN FOLDER
8          Annotated Bibliography #1
18        Direct Engagement #2, Queer This! example #2, Queer This! tweet #2
22        Tweet Source, Tracking term comment

November
1          Annotated Bibliography #2
8          Queer This! comment #2 and Query response #2
15        Reading Mash-up
16        TURN IN FOLDER
22        Direct Engagement #3, Tweet Source, Your Choice comment

December
1         Annotated Bibliography #3
6         Remix/Redux/Revisit, Queer This! comment #3, Query Response #3, Your choice  
           comment #2, Your Choice tweets 1/2/3
14       Reading Engagement Comment #2, TURN IN FOLDER

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Where do we go to read the readings that are listed for each day?

Here's what I wrote in the schedule above (at the beginning):
2. Essays/Articles/Book Chapters on WebVista
These readings are available to download on our WebVista site.
*Access WebVista through MyU. Click on MyCourses and then GWSS 4790 or GLBT 3610. Log in and then click on our class again. The readings will be organized under the week we will be reading and discussing them.

Apart from the book we will read at the end of the semester (Ahmed) and the blog/web links listed directly on the syllabus, all of the readings are available through WebVista. If you don't know how to use WebVista, let me know. I can show you at the end of class or during my office hours.

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