Feminist StudiesFMST 194E History of Sexuality

Explores one of the central texts of dialogue and contestation in sexuality studies today: Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality. Considers the epistemic challenges outlined in Foucault's early work and engages its instantiations in the proliferating scholarship on gender, sexuality, and critical race studies. Readings challenge the marginalization of empire in Foucault's work and demonstrate that a history of 19th-century European sexuality must also be a history of race. Interview with instructor required. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; enrollment restricted to senior feminist studies majors.




Anjali Arondekar