CF 822: Psychodynamic Perspectives on Difference II: Gender and Sexuality

This course will introduce students to critical concepts within psychoanalytic gender/sexuality theory, including Oedipus (authority, desire, identification/disidentification), submission and domination, perversion, lack, and hysteria. The class will explore and apply critical literature on gender and sexuality within a psychoanalytic perspective.  This course will also consider the primacy of gender in psychic life and ways it structures subjectivity and relationality beyond the body and conscious identity. Prerequisite: CF 721; CF 821