Feeling Queer (W/C. Lit 535B)
This course investigates recent work in feminist, queer, and critical race theory that studies the feelings, affects, and sensations associated with the lived experience of social difference and inequality. We consider why this approach has gained popularity, especially in queer studies; we think through methodological problems in this approach; and we work through differences within this scholarship. Readings include works by Raymond Williams, Frantz Fanon, José Esteban Muñoz, Ann Cvetkovich, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Maggie Nelson.