Course Number

World Literature/Politics 309

Syllabus Date

Spring 2007

Department course is offered by


Course description

This course was taught by Robert Tobin at Whitman College. Professor Tobin worked at Whitman for 18 years as associate dean of the faculty and chair of the humanities, and was named Cushing Eells Professor of the Humanities. Several of the courses he developed at Whitman would make the transition to Clark, where they continued to evolve.

"'Sexuality and Textuality' serves as introduction to gay and lesbian studies and queer theory from the perspective of literature and politics. It asks both how the sexuality of a writer expresses itself in his or her writings, but also how rhetoric and language themselves inform sexuality"


sexuality, sex, queer studies, queer theory



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