History | Histories of Gender and Sexuality
H661 | 27200 | Allen

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only

This course scrutinizes some ways historiansf explore ggenderh
and gsexualityh in history? What options and problems emerge in
applying these two fairly recent concepts to past cultures? How did
histories of gender and of sexuality become fields within the larger
discipline of history, with what developments since the 1970s? What
have been these fieldsf concerns, themes, and approaches? How do
these fields relate to each other and to other genres of history
writing? How are extensive debates between historians within these
fields best understood?
This colloquium is designed for graduate students undertaking the
history of gender and sexuality as a major or minor.
Historiographical and theoretical in focus, historical writing in
these fields center discussions and written work. The final part of
the course consists of professional conference style panels devised
by participants for the presentation of their own historiographical
work, related to planned research projects.  Presenters design the
readings and focus for these panels.

The course is expected to have a choice of textbooks, according to
student interest, as well as a large cache of E-Reserve readings for
the course:

œ      Kathleen Canning, "Gender History in Practice: Historical
Perspectives on Bodies, Class, and Citizenship" (Ithaca: Cornell
University Press, 2006).

œ      Stephen Garton, "Histories of Sexuality: Antiquity to Sexual
Revolution" (London: Equinox, 2004).

œ     Sue Morgan ed., "The Feminist History Reader" (New York:
Routledge, 2007)

Requirements: weekly class preparation and discussion; a review
essay; an annotated bibliography; and a historiographical essay.