Spring 2019

Queer Migrant Imaginaries

Listed in: Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-236  |  Spanish, as SPAN-243


Sony Coranez Bolton (Section 01)


(Offered as SPAN 243 and SWAG 236) This class explores the political economy of the largely queer and feminized labor that animates capitalism’s global reach. Through close readings of literary and audiovisual texts, we will chart how the migrant laboring body has been produced since the nineteenth century using recurring tropes of queerness, pathology, and dependency. Some of the artists we will discuss include writers Carlos Bulosan, Monique Truong, and Gloria Anzaldúa, and documentary film directors Tomer Heymann (Paper Dolls, 2006), and Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles (Mala Mala, 2014). Conducted in English.

Limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Professor Coráñez Bolton.

If Overenrolled: Spanish majors have priority. I’ll speak with waitlisted students and allow them in the class at my discretion depending on their interest in the class, progress toward major(s), career-goals, etc


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2019