Read queerly? Is that when they rest the book on their boyfriend’s back? Maybe I should read the post?
Princeton University is offering a new course this fall that will teach students about the “theory, narrative, and aesthetics” of “queer literatures.”
According to the official course description posted on the school’s website, students will “both read from various trajectories of queer literature and engage what it means to read queerly” as part of the “Queer Literatures: Theory, Narrative, and Aesthetics” course.
“Being mean to boys is fun and a second-wave feminist duty.”
“We will consider the historical etymology of the term queer and think through its affiliate terms and acronyms: lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans,” the description continues. “We will investigate how discourses of power and institutions of normativity have come up against queer bodies, narratives, and politic—and how such encounters are historically situated.”
The university goes on to explain that the throughout the course, students will be urged to “pay close attention to the ways in which desire, gender, and sexuality are queerly told.”
What job does this help you get?
How does this get us to the moon? Oh…. wait.