Syllabus

Syllabus: Beyond Binarism

Topics: binarism, normativity, transgender, sexuality, gender, linguistics, queer theory, same-sex marriage, intersectionality, internalized homophobia, allyship

Events:

Resources:

Week 1: Introduction to Binarism

  • Dietert, M., & Dentice, D. (2013). Growing Up Trans: Socialization and the Gender Binary. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 9(1), 24-42.

Week 2: Normativity: What is Normal?

  • Sullivan, N. (2003). A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory. New York, NY: NYU Press.

Week 3: Gender Blending

  • Devor, H. (1989). Gender Blending: Confronting the Limits of Duality. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Week 4: Transitioning

  • McCloskey D. N. (1999). Crossing: A Memoir. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, IL.
  • Boylan, J. F. (2015, September 30). A transgender path home | Jennifer Finney Boylan | TEDxMet [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/I0h7LFvlVwk

Week 5: Linguistics

  • Zwickey, A. M. (1997). Two lavender issues for linguists. In A. Livia & K. Hall (Eds.), Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality (pp. 21-34). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Week 6: Internalized Homophobia

  • Thorpe, D. (Director). (2014). Do I Sound Gay? [Motion picture]. United States: IFC Films.

Week 7: Intersectionality (Race)

  • Richen, Y. (Director). (2013). The New Black. [Motion picture]. United States: Promised Land Film, Inc.

Week 8: Same Sex Marriage

  • Miller, T. G. (Producer). (2014). Limited Partnership. [Motion picture]. United States: Tesseract Films.

Week 9: Privilege

  • Goldschein, G. (Producer). (2015, August 2). The Road Trip-Part 1 [Television series episode]. In G. Goldschein (Producer), I am Cait. United States: Bunim Murray Productions.
  • Goldschein, G. (Producer). (2015, August 9). The Road Trip-Part 2 [Television series episode]. In G. Goldschein (Producer), I am Cait. United States: Bunim Murray Productions.

Week 10: Allyship

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