Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Hst 371U Queerness and Difference in European History

Examines the history of same-sex desire and the identities of gender-nonconforming people in Europe through the lens of religious, ethnic, national, and racial difference. Explores how queer identities intersected with other categories of belonging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Topics include queerness and medieval religious difference, perceptions of queerness in the disabled body and the Jewish body, and fascism’s merging of social groups perceived as subhuman or degenerate, including Jews, Roma, disabled people, and queers.



Cross Listed Courses

This is the same course as WS 371U and may be taken only once for credit.
  • Up one level
  • 300