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Queer Archives, Aesthetics, Performance

ENGL 280.401
crosslisted as: THAR 281
Wednesday 2-5:00pm
fulfills requirements:
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Elective Seminar of the Standard Major

Research as Practice Studio: Queer Archives, Aesthetics, and Performance

ENGL 280/THAR 281

A research and studio developed by Heather Love and Brooke O’Harra

This course focuses on questions of how to represent the queer past, which it approaches from several angles: through training in archival methods and in scholarly debates about historiographical ethics (or, in the words of David Halperin, “how to do the history of homosexuality”); through engagement with the work of artists who make archives central to their practice; and through lab-based training that aims to represent encounters with queer history through embodied performance.