This course introduces students from across the disciplines to theories and methodologies that bridge rhetorical studies with women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. 

Through weekly reading, in-class discussions, and informal group presentations, we will survey scholarly conversations that have been central to the development of feminist and queer rhetorical studies. This survey attends especially to the historical recovery of women’s rhetorics; intersectional theories of gender, sexuality, and rhetoric; and the methodological queering of those very categories. 

Informed by and contributing to these scholarly conversations, each seminar participant will propose and carry out an original, interdisciplinary research project related to his/her/hir/their area of specialization within rhetoric, gender, and/or sexuality studies.