Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3134: Queer Theory in the Global Context

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sabiha Allouche (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


The module introduces you to important sexuality-related paradigms beyond identarian concerns by centring the relationship of sexuality to colonialism, nationalism and globalization. Our interdisciplinary reading list helps us understand the workings of sexuality at the micro, meso and macro levels. The module adopts an interdisciplinary approach to sexuality and prioritizes a theoretically diverse curriculum and a range of teaching tools and assessments. Given the module’s investment in social justice, queer writing and visuals, alongside the fields of affect theory, new materialism and futurity studies take centre-stage.  

Although no prior knowledge is required, it is expected that students taking this course are interested in issues and debates related to the intersection of sexuality with global socio-political and economic processes. The module is especially suitable for students interested in understanding the relationship between knowledge production and the (in)equalities that permeate our contemporary world.

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