English 188A - Fall, 2022

Topics in Literary & Critical Theory

Topic: Queer and Trans in Theory

Class Information

Instructor: Frederickson, Kathleen
CRN: 43237
Time: MW 3:10-4:30
Location: 308 Voorhies


TOPIC: Queer Theory, Trans Theory, Literature

This course will examine queer and trans theory, with an eye to their applicability to the study of literature. We will examine what queerness and transness have to with race, labor, time, and the State. We will discuss pleasure, the body, and structures of queer/trans feelings. We will also discuss how to work with queer and trans theory when interpreting older texts.


scaffolded paper assignments (2 shorter and 1 longer)
midterm and final
discussion questions


available on Canvas