Gender Studies | Topics in Gender Studies: Gendering Erotics: Pleasure and Desire
G104 | 27042 | Wall


In this class, we will rethink the role of gender in our lives. We
will spend the majority of our time looking at some of the ways in
which gender enriches our lives, and shapes both pleasure and
desire. What are the politics of pleasure? Of desire? Where do
gender, pleasure, and desire intersect? We will ponder these
questions collectively (and individually) over the course of the
semester. The tentative readings list includes: bell hook’s
Communion, Laura Kipnis’ Against Love, Patricia Hill Collins’ Black
Sexual Politics.