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GQS 220 | What is Queer?

What is Queer? Practices and Politics of Self-Fashioning

Finding Artifacts of Fashion

This assignment invites you to showcase an artifact or garment–or perhaps an image or mood board of an artifact for garment– which you will develop throughout the makerspace sessions. This artifact will in some way engage with the broad theme "What to wear to the revolution?"  The artifact can be relatively simple; it can be an adapted/modified/mended addition to a current garment; it can also be speculative or imaginary (ie, presented as a mock-up or mood board rather than a finished garment). 

The resources below will help you explore items and artifacts -- in other words, primary sources! See the assignment description for full details

What's a primary source?

Primary sources are original, uninterpreted information.  Scholars analyze primary sources in order to answer research questions. Examples of primary sources vary by discipline.

Examples in the humanities:

  • a novel
  • a painting
  • a theatre performance

Examples in the social sciences:

  • a political, social, or economic theory
  • a dataset
  • the results of an experiment published in a peer-reviewed journal

Example in the sciences:

  • the results of an experiment published in a peer-reviewed journal

Digital Image Sources

Primary Source Databases