TR 2- 3:20 PM
Welcome to Queer Rhetorics! This course, which falls under Topics in Rhetoric, will explore the ways in which discourses on gender, sexuality, and “otherness” have shifted over time. Whether you identify yourself as a part of the LGBTQ+ community or not (or as queer or not), this course will grant you the ability to engage with queerness and its discourses through different perspectives and different rhetorical traditions.
We will begin by defining queerness and exploring the narratives that people use to discuss and describe their connections to queerness. Then, we will examine different lens and critical approaches to queerness and other sites of discussion within the LGBTQ+ community. Finally, we will embark on our own research of queer rhetoric through the usage of personal narrative, critical theory, and research.