HIS 389 • Nation, Empire & Sexuality
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
This course examines the close encounters and contact zones that marked American continental and overseas expansionism from the early nineteenth-century to the present. We will focus on histories and theories of sexuality as these theories pertain to the raise of United States national identity and empire, and to U.S. relations to other territories, nations, and empires.
Students interested in any aspect of colonialism, foreign relations, race, immigration and diaspora studies, and gender and sexuality, are welcome. Students may count this class as either research or reading. Papers for research credit should be based around interpretation of appropriate primary source material.
Possible Texts Laura Briggs, Reproducing Empire Albert L. Hurtado, Intimate Frontiers Luibheid and Cantu, eds., Queer Migrations Ann McClintock, Imperial Leather Pablo Mitchell, Coyote Nation Mary A. Renda, Taking Haiti Ann L. Stoler, eds., Haunted by Empire Shelley Streeby, American Sensations