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Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the history of 20th-century literature and cinema with an emphasis on depictions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer themes. With Berlin and Paris serving as focal points, the course examines how the modern city and the rise of urban culture shaped and influenced the struggle for sexual emancipation, as well as debates surrounding queer identities and sexual freedom. Analysis of works by Wedekind, Musil, Thomas Mann, G.W. Pabst, Proust, and Genet will be complemented by development of theoretical paradigms presented in works by Foucault, Butler, and Bersani. In English.

This is a virtual synchronous course that follows the published schedule of course meetings and requires attendance at all sessions. Tufts virtual courses are designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students. For more information about virtual course policies and expectations, please visit

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Diploma or current high school transcript (for high school students only in applicable classes), Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

High School students will be prompted to submit an additional application after enrollment including: a high school transcript, letter of recommendation, parental permission, and other required consent forms.

Instructor Approval: Not Required.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Refund Policy: Course Policy 1

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School of Arts & Sciences