Intimacies: Sexuality, Nation, and the State

GSF 382S

A deep dive into the theoretical concept of intimacy, this seminar touches upon the racial, sensorial, and sexual life of nations and the state. Through discussions about citizenship, religion, migration, political economy, belonging, community, and activism, we consider what it means for bodies to exist in relation not only to other bodies, but also within the larger body of the nation-state. We examine theoretical writing alongside film, performance and installation art, law, and pop culture, bringing sexuality to bear on indigenous genocide, the Antebellum South, anti-immigration and miscegenation law, US militarism in Asia and the Pacific, LGBTQ rights, and political scandal.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • W
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AADS 382S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring