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Class Schedule Listing - 2019 Fall (Nov 18, 2019)

 

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Art and Queer Theory - 40402 - ARTH 2098 - 801
Notes: An extra media fee of 4,400 yen is required. Field trips are mandatory in this class. Topical Section Description: This course examines the intersections of queer theory and contemporary art practices from the 1960s to the present. In the 1990s, "queer theory" emerged as an interdisciplinary method of analysis that understands identity to be constructed, contested, fluid, and performatively defined. Taking pleasure in dissonance and marginalization, queerness positions itself actively against fixity and normalcy. Throughout the semester, this course will explore key arguments made in queer theory and how they relate to contemporary art practice. The class will variously explore how the history of art may be "queered" through re-contextualization; how queerness was coded by artists in the pre-Stone Wall era; and how queerness was embraced in the 1980s at the height of the AIDS epidemic and has since been used as a way to create subversive, self-empowering works that challenge established notions regarding art, identity, and politics. The authors we will read will include Sigmund Freud, Judith Butler, Eve Sedgwick, Richard Meyer, and Douglas Crimp. We will consider works by Andy Warhol, Gran Fury, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Gober, Zoe Leonard, Catherine Opie, and Fierce Pussy. We will use both the texts and artworks to address difficult questions about the relations between art, politics, theory, and practice.

Associated Term: 2019 Fall
Registration Dates: Apr 03, 2019 to Sep 06, 2019
Registration Levels: Graduate, NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate
Course Attributes: Writing Intensive

Japan Campus
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Classroom Instructional Method
Credit Hours: 4.000

Seats Available: 7


Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 10:00 am - 11:20 am MWF Temple Japan Main Building 00405 Sep 02, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019 Base Lecture Taro Nettleton (P)E-mail



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