Queer and Now

Instructor: Michael Horka
Monday, August 22 & Wednesday, August 24 6:30–8:30 pm

“We’re here! We’re Queer! Get used to it!”  What does queer mean in the age of gay marriage and the Obama administration’s challenge to “bathroom laws”?  Learn about the thinkers and movements that led to the emergence of queer theory and contemporary discussions that consider normativity, biopolitics, queer of color critique, and disability studies.  We’ll look together at the art and aesthetics of queerness, consider the impact of HIV/AIDS, and the transformational scholarship that leads us to think queerness anew.