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Essays Written by LGBT Students and Their Friends 2007
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Thirty-four essays by high school seniors who participated in the Queer Foundation's ... More

Thirty-four essays by high school seniors who participated in the Queer Foundation's 2007 high school English essay contest. Permission is hereby granted to teachers and counselors to reproduce and use these student-produced essays in their schools for educational purposes only, provided that credit is given to the Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program. Less

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Sociology
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Queer Foundation
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Queer Foundation
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Introduction to Literary Theory
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This course will introduce you to the field of literary theory by ... More

This course will introduce you to the field of literary theory by identifying and engaging with the key problems and questions that animate theoretical discussion among literary scholars and critics, including issues pertaining to ideology, cultural value, the patriarchal and colonial bases of Western culture, and more. The student will be acquainted with the basic principles and preeminent texts that have defined many of the major critical debates of the 20th and 21st centuries. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to define both literary criticism and literary theory, and explain the emergence of literature as a discipline of study; identify and discuss classical Greek explanations of the purpose of literature; explain and account for the rise of critical theory in the 20th century, and describe the place of theory in contemporary English and cultural studies; provide a brief overview of the major tenets, practitioners, and ideas of the following critical and theoretical movements and/or schools: Russian Formalism, structuralism, post-structuralism, semiotics, Deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, gender theory, Marxism, Reader-Response paradigms, New Historicism, Post-Colonialism, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, Eco-criticism and Eco-theory and trauma theory; identify and discuss some of the viewpoints opposed to the practice of criticism and literary theory; identify and discuss some of the newly emerging trends in literary theory, such as eco-criticism, trauma theory, chaos theory, game theory, and trans-identity criticism; identify, discuss, and define some of the key literary theories of such major literary and cultural critics and theorists as Plato, Aristotle, Karl Marx, Michele Foucault, Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, T.S. Eliot, Henry Louis Gates, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Eve Sedgwick, and Frederic Jameson. (English Literature 301) Less

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Literature
Ethnic Studies
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The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Foundation
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Sexual and Gender Identities, Fall 2010
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This course introduces scholarly debates about sexual identities, gender identities and expressions, ... More

This course introduces scholarly debates about sexual identities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientation and its representation in film and literature. We begin with a contemporary debate about biology and gender identity, considering its relationship to the historical understanding of sex, gender, and sexual identity. Our investigation continues with the theoretical underpinnings of the emerging field of queer studies, from the nineteenth century to the present day, and considers how subsequent work in transgender studies continues to challenge traditional understandings of sex, gender, and sexuality. Less

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Philosophy
Linguistics
Women's Studies
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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Surkan, Kim
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Social Study of Science and Technology, Spring 2004
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Intensive reading and analysis of key works in the theory and methods ... More

Intensive reading and analysis of key works in the theory and methods of the social study of science and technology. Aims at understanding the different questions and methods social scientists have posed and used in exploring how social context and norms influence the work of scientists and engineers. Students read studies of science labs, science policy, Internet culture, and science in popular culture. Less

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Philosophy
Anthropology
Sociology
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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Helmreich, Stefan
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