WSU34030: Sex and the City: Twentieth-Century Urban Queer History
- Module Coordinator:
- Dr Clare Tebbutt
- Hilary Term
- Contact Hours:
- 2 hours per week
- 10 ECTS
- 1) either an essay or a written account of a walking tour that the student has devised (40%), and 2) an essay (60%).
The module combines theoretical approaches to the urban landscape, sexuality, gender, imperialism, and class, with accounts of life in the various cities. By taking a comparative approach, and considering cities on different continents, we will examine the idea of a universal queer identity and consider what conditions informed community and identity formation. Students will therefore gain knowledge of the histories of specific cities underpinned by theories from queer urban history. Sources for the class will include academic texts, archives, films, and walking tours/ maps.