Revisiting Queer Studies Syllabus

Date Published: 5/21/2020

Our syllabi series highlights articles, books, and journal issues that encourage thoughtful, educated discussion of today’s most pressing issues. The Revisiting Queer Studies Syllabus lists titles that examine queerness today. Topics include queerness in poor and working-class populations, the transformation of sexuality as bodies age, decolonizing queerness, the relationship between queerness and antinormativity, queer migration, contemporary coming-out stories, and more.

All book introductions are freely available.

Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University

Matt Brim

The Lonely Letters

Ashon T. Crawley

A Queerness of Extraction

After Globalism Writing Group
Social Text 134, 2018

Reflecting on Decolonial Queer

Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 25:3, 2019

Queering Middle Eastern Cyberscapes

Adi Kuntsman and Noor Al-Qasimi, editors
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 8:3, 2012

Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women

E. Patrick Johnson

The Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games

Bonnie Ruberg

Queer Theory without Antinormativity

Robyn Wiegman and Elizabeth A. Wilson, editors
differences 26:1, 2015

"Finally, She’s Accepted Herself!": Coming Out in Neoliberal Times

Stephanie D. Clare
Social Text 131, 2017

The Sexual Imaginarium: A Reappraisal

Karen Tongson and Scott Herring
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 25:1, 2019

Useful In/stability: The Dialectical Production of the Social and Spatial Lesbian Herstory Archives

Jen Jack Gieseking
Radical History Review 122, 2015

Queer Korea

Todd A. Henry, editor

The Queer Art of Failure

Jack Halberstam

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law

Dean Spade

GLQ Forum/Queer Battle Fatigue in Classrooms and Communities

Boni Wozolek, editor
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 26:2, 2020

My Butch Career: A Memoir

Esther Newton

Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War

Ronak K. Kapadia