SEMINAR IN S,SEASN

S,SEASN 250
123 DWINELLE
F 3-6P
4
83359
EDWARDS, P S

Gender, Sexuality and Colonialism in Southeast Asia

This graduate seminar introduces students to foundational approaches to the study of gender and sexuality, as applied to three distinct countries in modern mainland Southeast Asia whose study will enhance awareness of comparative cultural and colonial studies. Core coursework involves close reading of recent scholarship on gender, sexuality and colonialism in Burma (governed as part of British India), Cambodia (a French Protectorate) and Siam/Thailand (never colonized). Through these readings, we will critically examine the intersection between emergent and contingent colonial and national categories of gender, sexuality and race.  The major course assignment, a research essay, allows all course participants the opportunity to apply concepts and theories discussed in the course to the country of their primary research interest, whether in South or Southeast Asia.

Fall 2012