Gender, Sexuality, and the Non/Human

Course Description: 

This course explores how human relationships with the non/human are interlaced with various forms of difference and of power relations – such as sex/gender, sexuality, race, and disability, as well as capitalism and political ecology. The course approaches the boundaries of “the human” as performative measures for human engagement with both non-human others (such as animals and machines) and the others within the human (such as quasi-humans, and the non-humanness of humans). Extending feminist and queer criticisms on “the Man” as the universal human subject, this course invites interdisciplinary conversations with posthumanist theories, postcolonial criticisms, animal studies, disability studies, and media studies.

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