This groundbreaking course will bring a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives to bear on poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction written by trans and genderqueer authors in the last 30 years. In addition to analyzing the discourses utilized by trans and genderqueer authors, we will examine the cultural narratives surrounding trans and genderqueer bodies, the impacts of those narratives, and how alternative or counter narratives may be produced.
You do not need to be trans or genderqueer identified to take this course. In fact, I encourage allies to sign up! You do, however, need to have a basic understanding of trans and genderqueer identities. We will build upon that knowledge quickly, so it will be important that you have done some work/reading on your own. For a list of suggested intro readings, go to the page marked “suggested texts.”
If you have questions about the class, please email me at tctolbert (at) email.arizona.edu.
Non-degree seeking students can take the course but they have to have official non-degree seeking status. If this applies to you, be sure to apply for admission as a non-degree seeking student. Go here: http://admissions.arizona.edu/other/non-degree-seeking-students
Here are a few important details:
This course will be offered in Spring 2015.
Class will be held Mondays, 5:30-8pm at UA with TC Tolbert.
This class can be counted as an elective
in the English or Creative Writing major or minor.
To register for the course, sign up for GWS 300, Section 791 – Special Topics.
I look forward to working with you!