Reading List 10: Theories of Genders and Sexualities

Faculty Committee: Bernadette Andrea, Maurizia Boscagli, Julie Carlson, Bishnupriya Ghosh, Glyn Salton-Cox, Daniel Reeve

Sigmund Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality,Female Sexuality”, “Femininity”, “On Narcissism” (1905)

Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, vol. 1: Facts and Myths (1949)

Valerie Solanas, SCUM Manifesto (1967)

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Manifesto for Maintenance Art (1969)

Luce Irigaray, “Any Theory of the Subject Has Always Been Appropriated by the Masculine” from Speculum of the Other Woman (1974)

Jacques Lacan, Seminar XX: On Feminine Sexuality, The Mirror Stage” (1975)

Gayle Rubin, “The Traffic in Women” (1975)

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, vol. 1 (1976)

Luce Irigaray, “Women on the Market” and “This Sex Which is Not One” from This Sex Which is Not One (1977)

Julia Kristeva, “Stabat Mater” (1977)

Monique Wittig, “The Straight Mind” (1978)

Julia Kristeva, “Women's Time” (1979)

Julia Kristeva, “Approaching Abjection” from Powers of Horror (1980)

Michele Barrett, Women's Oppression Today (1980), chapters 1 and 2

Angela Davis, “The Legacy of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhood” (1981)

Hazel Carby, “White Women Listen! Black Feminism and the Boundaries of Sisterhood” (1982)

Maria Lugones and Eilzabeth Spelman, “Have We Got a Theory for You! Feminist Theory, Cultural Imperialism and the Demand for a ‘Woman's Voice’” (1983)

Cherríe Moraga, “From a Long Line of Vendidas” from Loving in the War Years (1983)

Chandra Mohanty, “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourse” (1984)

Gayle Rubin, “Thinking Sex” (1984)

Donna Haraway, “The Cyborg Manifesto” (1985)

Gayatri Chakavorty Spivak, “Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism” (1985)

Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands (1987), part 1

Leo Bersani, Is the Rectum a Grave?” (1987)

Douglas Crimp, “AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism” (1987)

Teresa de Lauretis, “The Technology of Gender” (1987)

Julia Kristeva, “Psychoanalysis —A Counterdepressant”, from Black Sun (1987)

Hortense Spillers, “Momma's Baby, Papa's Maybe” (1987)

Gayatri Chakavorty Spivak, “Can the Subaltern Speak?” (1988)

Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex” (1989)

Trihn T. Minh-ha, Woman, Native, Other (1989), introduction

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble (1990)

Patricia Williams, The Alchemy of Race and Rights (1991), chapter 12

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, The Epistemology of the Closet (1990), introduction

Chela Sandoval, “US Third World Feminism” (1991)

Linda Singer, Erotic Welfare (1992), chapter 2

 Eve Kosofsky Sedwick, “Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl” from Tendencies (1993)

 Rosemary Hennessy, Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse (1993), chapter 1

Gayatri Chakavorty Spivak, Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993), chapters 4 and 7

Michael Warner, Fear of a Queer Planet (1993), introduction

Judith Butler, “Against Proper Objects” (1994)

Lee Edelman, “Homographesis” and “Tearooms and Sympathy” from Homographesis (1994)

Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism (1994)

Leo Bersani, Homos (1996), prologue, chapters 1 and 2

Judith Butler, The Psychic Life of Power (1997), chapters 5 and 6

Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner, “Sex in Public” (1998)

Judith Halberstam, Female Masculinity (1998), chapters 4 and 5

Jose Esteban Muñoz, “Performing Disidentifications” from Disidentifications (1999)

Paula Treichler, “AIDS: Homophobia and Biomedical Discourse” (1999)

Joseph Massad, “Reorienting Desire: The Gay International and the Arab World” (2002)

Sylvia Wynter, “Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom” (2003)

Lee Edelman, No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive (2004), introduction

Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch (2004), introduction and chapter 2

Roderick Ferguson, Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004)

Heather Love, “Emotional Rescue: The Demands of Queer History” from Feeling Backward (2004)

Bracha Ettinger, The Matrixial Borderspace (2005), chapter 1

Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology, chapter 1 (2006)

Robert McRuer, Crip Theory (2006), introduction

David Halperin, What do Gay Men Want? (2007)

Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages (2007), chapter 1

Julia Serano, Whipping Girl (2007), chapters 7, 8, and 20

Paul Preciado, Testo Junkie (2008), chapters 2, 4 & 6

Kevin Floyd, The Reification of Desire (2009), introduction

Jose Esteban Muñoz, “Cruising Utopia (2009), introduction and chapters 1 and 6

Elizabeth Freeman, Time Binds (2010), introduction

Mel Y. Chen, “Language and Mattering Humans” from Animacies (2012)

Carolyn Dinshaw, How Soon is Now? (2012), introduction

Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus (2014), introduction and chapter 1

Jacqueline Rose, Women in Dark Times (2014), part 1

Dana Luciano and Mel Y. Chen, “Has the Queer Ever Been Human?” (2015)

Lisa Baraitser, Enduring Time (2017), introduction, chapters 2 and 3

Andrea Long Chu, “On Liking Women” (2018)

Françoise Vergès, “Capitalocene: Waste, Race, and Gender” (2019)


Last updated 2/2/2020