American Studies | Gay Histories/Queer Cultures
A299 | 27665 | Johnson


This course examines the social, cultural and political history of
same-sex desire in the United States and abroad.  A particular
emphasis will be placed on the historical emergence of certain
readily-recognizable American sexual subcultures such as the modern
lesbian and gay “movement” or “community.”  But we will also pay
close attention to the ways that social and cultural formations like
race, class, gender and nationality interrupt and embellish any
unitary, universal narrative of lesbian and gay history as such.
Please note that Honors College students who wish to register for
the supplemental honors research arm of this course must register
for it under G206.  They must also register for H299, the
description for which I include below for your information.
Jointly offered with GNDR-G206