Fall 2008

CPLT 301 Hamlet in Theory: Page, Stage, Screen, Criticism
TuTh 2:30-3:45, Rambuss
This seminar affords the opportunity for intensive study of Hamlet. In conjunction with our close reading of Shakespeare's play, and screening of three different cinematic readings of the play (Franco Zeffirelli's action hero version; Michael Alereyda's technoculture take; Laurence Olivier's expressionist performance), the seminar will engage a variety of critical approaches-including psychoanalytic theory, deconstruction, new historicism, feminism, and queer theory-which we will then ply as interpretive tools for forging different ways of reading Hamlet.

CPLT 751 Camp, Performance, Ritual
M 2-5, Mark Jordan

ENG 720 Sex and Sentiment
W 10-1, Paul Kelleher
This graduate seminar will consider the various ways in which sexuality and moral feeling are conceptually intertwined in the literature and philosophy of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain (with glances at American and Continental contexts). Authors to be discussed include Adam Smith, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and George Eliot.

ILA 790 Embodiment/ Theory/ Media
W 4-7, Michael Moon
Questions about how our individual and collective understandings of embodiment in its myriad manifestations are mediated, and the effects of different modes of mediation on the very nature/appearance/meaning of the bodily in our own and other people's experience, are at the very heart of this course. Readings will be selected from: Whitman, Stein, Merleau-Ponty, Klein, Lorde, Wittig, Allison, Grosz, Butler; films directed by Vertov, Deren, Brakhage, Schneeman, Genet, Rouch.

SPAN 312 Histories and Theories of Hispanic Theater, Film, and Performance
TBA, M.Carrion
This course introduces students to a working vocabulary for the study of Hispanic theater, film, and performance, underscoring their theoretical and historical dimensions. Discussions will include such concepts as: Hispanic teatro, cine, and performance, teoría² and ³historia;² la mirada; el público; el cuerpo; la escena; la raza; la función; el metateatro; el melodrama; la tragedia, la comedia and la Comedia; el entremés, el auto, la loa, and la zarzuela; el documental; el travestismo. The course will prepare students for work at the 400 level in Hispanic film, theater, and performance, providing them with an introduction to both the theoretical framework guiding the study of texts, and a "hands-on" feel for theatrical, film, video, and performance work. The class will be run in a seminar-type discussion group. Weekly reaction compositions will be required, three 5-page reviews, and a final project on theater / film / performance media.

SPAN 530; Architecture and the Body in Early Modern Spain
TBA, M.Carrion
This course traces theoretical and applied dimensions of architecture and the role the body played in its development as discipline, experience, science, method, and practice in Early Modern Spain. Class discussions will be based on comparative representations of space, time, and the body as they flow between architectural boundaries established in imagined, designed, printed, and built texts. Through the use of theoretical and historical materials, the class will examine the role played by race (ethnicity / religion) and gender (sexuality / sex) in the processes of design and erection of buildings, artistic personas, subjects, architectural structures, and rhetorical constructs.

WS 365 Introduction to Studies in Sexualities
MWF 10:40-11:30, Jonathan Goldberg
This course takes as its focus the multiple ways in which sexuality is experienced, conceptualized, and theorized, paying close attention to how sexuality is inflected with and shaped by its intersections with categories of race, class, and gender, as well as geography and history. In the first half of the course, readings will include essays by major queer theorists, including Judith Butler and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, as well as Foucault's introductory volume in the history of sexuality. In later weeks, Emory faculty working on various relationships between questions of sexuality and history, ethnicity, and gender, will lead discussions around readings in selected areas of study.

WS 585 Queer Theory
W 9-12, Lynne Huffer
This seminar offers a broad overview of queer theory as it has developed over the past two decades. We will examine the intellectual, political, and cultural sources of queer theory and trace its development since the early 1990s. We will pay particular attention to critical debates about queer theory in relation to feminist, antiracist, transgender, and transnational politics.