School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Queering TextWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101406.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
David McInnes

Equivalent Units
100279 - Queering Text

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit explores the idea of queering texts - texts that queer or texts that are queered by particular readings. The exploration will be propelled by a consideration of gender, sexuality and/or desire and the process of 'making strange'. This unit explores theories of estrangement, alienation, and dis/placement ranging from Formalist ideas of defamiliarisation and foregrounding in relation to language and other semiotic systems, Brecht's politics of alienation, Bakhtin's work on the body and carnival to contemporary notions of performativity and homographesis. Throughout, the unit will be oriented to the use of language in the literary process of queering.


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