Simone Pfleger is Assistant Professor of Gender and German Studies with dual appointments in Women’s and Gender Studies and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Her research is grounded in gender and queer theoretical methodologies and engages with notions of temporality, political subjectivity, affect, intimacy, and precarity in post-2000 German-language literature, film, and culture. She has published in Feminist German Studies, The German Quarterly, and Seminar and is currently working on a monograph on queer temporality and aesthetics in the cinema of the Berlin School.
A survey of German-language literature in context since the Enlightenment. Co-requisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department.Fall Term 2020
Studies texts and issues related to gender and sexuality. Prerequisite: GERM 340 or 343 and MLCS 210 or consent of the department.Winter Term 2021
An examination of contemporary theoretical approaches to bodies and embodiment, with particular emphasis on the ways that race, class, sexuality, gender, and (dis)ability shape bodily experiences. (Not open to students with credit in WGS 440.)Winter Term 2021
Approaches to, and key debates about, sexuality. Topics may include: sexology; critiques of heterosexuality; political lesbianism; queer theory; transgender and intersexuality; prostitution and sex work. Note: Not open students with credit in W ST 370 or WGS 370Fall Term 2020
An examination of contemporary theoretical approaches to bodies and embodiment, with particular emphasis on the ways that race, class, sexuality, gender, and (dis)ability shape bodily experience. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.Winter Term 2021