Psychoanalytic theorizing about the intersection of power, gender and sexuality has been richly elaborated by the development of feminist and queer theory, and this trend has changed the landscape in which male and female subjectivity have been described and defined. This course focuses on how psychoanalytic ideas about sexuality and gender experience evolved. We explore how the disposition and operation of power is implicated in theorizing about sexuality and gender, how this affects individual development, our relationships with others and with the Divine, and in the ways we find our spiritual practice.

Prerequisite: PS 101 or PS 110 is recommended.