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Course Description

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The world of LGBTQ cultures and politics is a rapidly changing one. In this course, we’ll read scholarship and engage with fiction, art, and media whose focus has been on the meaning and possibility of a queerer future – one that would create transformative change in the structures of gender, sexuality, empire, race, and/or disability. These works, which describe diverse possibilities for refusing the status quo and/or imagining a different world, will provide a springboard for students’ own research into – and creation of – possible futures for LGBTQ culture, art, and activism. Students in the LGBT Certificate or Minor program can use LGBT488F to fill the Capstone Course requirement.

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3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Required Texts (any format is fine)
All required texts are on reserve at McKeldin library; many are available as ebooks through UMD Libraries.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Jewelle Gomez, The Gilda Stories: A Novel. 2nd Edition. San Francisco, CA: Firebrand Books, 2005.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Judith Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 José Muñoz, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity. New York, NY: NYU Press, 2009.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Juana María Rodríguez, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings. New York, NY: NYU Press, 2014.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Nat Smith and Eric Stanley (eds.), Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2011.

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10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Recommended texts (Stories from these will be shared as photocopies)

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Samuel R. Delany, Aye, And Gomorrah. New York: Vintage, 2003.

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 James Tiptree, Jr. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever. San Francisco, CA: Tachyon Books, 2004.

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Source: http://488futures.queergeektheory.org/