Culture and "Queer" Theory

First Semester | 6 Credits | Quota: 30 | Dr. Alvin Wong

This course aims to examine the interconnections between queer and other discourses, such as race, class, gender, and politics. Topics may include queer consumerism (the myth of the pink dollar as well as gay/lesbian icons) and activism, and we will see how queer potentially “invades” established structures like religion and the nuclear family to explore both the vibrancy and limitations of queer theories. By consulting both theoretical accounts of queerness and engaging with a wide range of filmic and literary texts drawn from both Asian and Western contexts, this course aims at bringing students a global perspective to decipher the multifaceted nature of queer culture, theory, and dynamics.

Assessment: 100% coursework.