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Spring 2021 Africana Studies BC3021 section 001
Queer Caribbean Critique

Call Number 00469
Day & Time
MW 12:10pm-2:00pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Maja Horn
Course Description This seminar analyzes the different critical approaches to studying same-sex desire in the Caribbean region. The region’s long history of indigenous genocide, colonialism, imperialism, and neo-liberalism, have made questions about “indigenous” and properly “local” forms of sexuality more complicated than in many other regions. In response, critics have worked to recover and account for local forms of same-sex sexuality and articulated their differences in critical and theoretical terms outside the language of “coming out” and LGBT identity politics. On the other hand, critics have emphasized how outside forces of colonialism, imperialism, and the globalization of LGBT politics have impacted and reshaped Caribbean same-sex desires and subjectivities. This course studies these various critical tendencies in the different contexts of the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Dutch Caribbean.  
Web Site Vergil
Subterm 01/11-02/22 (A)
Department Africana Studies (AFSB)
Enrollment 18 students (20 max) as of 9:05PM Thursday, September 23, 2021
Subject Africana Studies
Number BC3021
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20211AFRS3021X001

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