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JK11001Foundations I-Seminar(VMC)

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科目ナンバリング
  • G-LET36 6JK11 LE36
開講年度・開講期 2020・前期
単位数 2 単位
授業形態 特殊講義
対象学生 大学院生
使用言語 英語
曜時限 月2
教員
  • Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano(文学研究科 教授)
授業の概要・目的 In this graduate seminar, we will read various queer theories and writings of queer cinema from the 1990s to present. We will expand our knowledge on gender politics through the readings with several questions in our mind: What is queer theory? What is new queer cinema? What are advantage and disadvantage of queer theory? What is the relationship between “identity,” “gender,” “sex,” “queer,” and “trans*”? What has been queer theory’s influence on our lives? What are the future possibilities of the theory?

Our goal is twofold: 1) overviewing queer theories and new queer cinema, spanning almost three decades; 2) investigating how we could apply the theories to our own interests, for instance, in LGBTQ art and queer cinema.

The structure of this course is similar to a reading group: each week, two or three students will present outlines of the assigned readings, after which, the entire class will engage in discussion of the reading materials. All students are expected to come to class having completed the week’s readings, and be prepared to discuss them. There will be some film screenings during classes.


到達目標 This class will give students the tools to map the current state of gender politics, queer theory, and queer cinema. All students will strengthen their ability to communicate clearly and make persuasive arguments orally and in writing.

By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
(1) expand knowledge of issues queer theory and queer cinema;
(2) draw on concepts from queer theory to analyze any media culture
(3) make original arguments and support them with evidence and a logical chain of reasoning
(4) communicate their ideas clearly in writing, discussions, and oral presentations
授業計画と内容 Week 1 Introduction
April 6th
Screening:
The Haunting (dir. Robert Wise, 1963, 112 min.)--view the first half.

Week 2 Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories 1
April 13th
Patricia White, “Female Spectator, Lesbian Specter: The Haunting,” in Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories, ed. Diana Fuss (New York and London: Routledge, 1991.

Screening:
The Haunting (dir. Robert Wise, 1963, 112 min.)--view the second half.

Week 3 Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories 2
April 20th
Richard Dyer, “Believing in Fairies: The Author and the Homosexual,” in Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories, ed. Diana Fuss (New York and London: Routledge, 1991.

Screening:
Madchen in Uniform (dir. Leontine Sagan, Carl Froelich, 1931, 88 min.)

Week 4 Queer Theory 1
April 27th
Judith Butler, “Imitation and Gender Insubordination,” in Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories, ed. Diana Fuss (New York and London: Routledge, 1991.

Judith Butler, “Preface,” Gender Trouble: Feminism and Subversion of Identity (New York and London: Routledge, 1990).

Week 5 Queer Theory 2
May 11th
Teresa de Lauretis, “Queer Theory,” Differences. (Vol.13, No. 2).

Judith Butler, “Chapter One: Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire,” Gender Trouble: Feminism and Subversion of Identity (New York and London: Routledge, 1990).

Week 6 Eve Kosofsky Sedguick
May 18th
Eve Kosofsky Sedguick, “Introduction” and “Chapter 1,” in Epistemology of the Closet (1990).
-“Introduction”
-“Chapter 1”

Week 7 New Queer Cinema 1
May 25th
B. Ruby Rich, New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut” (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993)
- Introduction
- The I.K.U. Experience: The Shu-Lea Cheang Phenomenon

Screening:
I.K.U. (dir. Shu-Lea Cheang, 2001, 74 min.)

Week 8 New Queer Cinema 2
June 1st
B. Ruby Rich, New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut” (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993)
- Before the Beginning: Lineages and Preconceptions
- The New Queer Cinema: Director’s Cut
- Collision, Catastrophe, Celebration: The Relationship between Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals and Their Publics
- What’s a Good Gay Film?

Week 9 New Queer Cinema 3
June 8th
B. Ruby Rich, New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut” (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993)
- A Queer and Present Danger: The Death of New Queer Cinema?
- Conclusion

First reading report due date.

Week 10 Jack Halberstem 1
June 15th
Jack Halberstem, Female Masculinity (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1998, 2018)
- An Introduction to Female Masculinity: Masculinity without Men

Screening:
The Killing of Sister George (dir. Robert Aldrich, 1968, 138 min.)--view the first half.

Week 11 Jack Halberstem 2
June 22th
Jack Halberstem, Female Masculinity (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1998, 2018)
- Looking Butch: A Rough Guide to Butches on Film

Screening:
The Killing of Sister George (dir. Robert Aldrich, 1968, 138 min.)--view the second half.

Week 12 Trans*
June 29th
Jack Halberstem, Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability (California: University of California Press, 2018)
- Trans*: What’s in a Name?
- Trans* Representation
- Conclusion

Week 13
July 6th
Diane Lewis’s talk on Japanese cinema (title, place, and time will be TBA)

Week 14 Student presentations
July 13th
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Week 15 Winding up
July 20th
Submission of your final paper in class.
We will have branch on July 20th together for celebrating the end of term.
成績評価の方法・観点 (1) Active Participation-----20% (attendance 10% + participation 10%)

(2) Reading Report-----10%

You are asked to write a brief essay (4-5 pages) on an article or chapter (per essay) from the readings. Choose one reading from weeks 2-6 and write your reading reports. Your essays must include the following sections:

1. Summary: Briefly summarize the argument of the article you chose (approximately 1 to 2 pages), in your own words. You can quote the article, of course, but do not just repeat a bunch of passages from the reading. Quotes must be integrated into your own paraphrasing of the article. Remember, when you quote from an article, you must properly cite your source.

2. Critique: Offer a critique of the reading (approximately 2 to 3 pages), discussing which aspects of the reading seem valid and which ones are less convincing and explain why. You can use external sources to support your argument. If you do, make sure to cite your sources properly.

(3) Lead discussions of reading materials-----30% (10% x 3 times)

(4) Presentation on your final essay topic-----10%

• All presentations will be held on July 13th, Monday.
• The total length of your presentation is 15 minutes.
• Please come up with a one-page outline of your presentation, make copies of it and provide them to all classmates & me in class.
• Evaluations of presentations are based on the following aspects:
1. level of thesis (focused, connected with any discourse related with our discussions in class)
2. adequate supports (quality of research, awareness of the existing literature)
3. organization of presentation

(5) Final essay on queer cinema-----30%

You will write your final essay based on your presentation. If you need to change your essay topic from the presentation, you must consult with me first. 10 pages in length is maximum (1.5 space; font 10), and its due date is on July 12th (Monday). Print out and submit your essay in a hard copy in class. No late papers will be accepted.

履修要件 Number of participants not more than 10.


授業外学習(予習・復習)等 All students are supposed to come to class after reading each week’s reading materials.
教科書
  • All reading materials will be scanned and distributed by me.