College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
    
    Nov 28, 2022  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

RUSS 033. Propagandize this: LGBTQ Russia, Past and Present


(Cross-listed as LITR 033R )
In 2013, the Russian government passed a law forbidding the “promotion of nontraditional sexual relations to minors” - that is, restricting and potentially criminalizing any open discussion of LGBTQ identities or direct acknowledgment of the existence of queer people in Russia. Homophobic Russian rhetoric emphasizes the supposedly recent and foreign nature of LGBTQ identity and ideas - an idea at odds with the diverse sexuality and gender legacies of Russia and the USSR explored in this course. We will consider the authors represented in this course, which covers the 19th century through the present, as participants in legacies, but also as individual creators, and sometimes theorists, of queer strategies of survival, as well as LGBTQ thought and art.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for GSST, GLBL-paired.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Russian  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/russian


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