This seminar course examines the past through the lens of sexuality. With particular emphasis on nineteenth and twentieth century Canada, it considers the ways in which sexuality has been constructed, understood, and manifest in a range of historical circumstances. Careful attention will be paid to the influence of variables such as colonialism, gender, class, ethnicity, race, ability, place, and age on sexual identity and expression. Organized chronologically and thematically, the course will explore topics such as reproductive politics, sexual regulation and criminalization, queer sexualities and cultures, sexual violence, sex work, adolescent sexuality, and sexual education.
- Instructor: Rhonda Hinther