WGS 345 • 30-Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
In this course, we will examine the twentieth-century history of lesbian and gay self-representation in English through examination of literary texts that document the emergence of a gay and lesbian literary tradition and political community. Writing assignments will emphasize careful close reading and formal analysis of these texts in two short papers; both of these papers will be revised. A final group project will draw on the variety of issues studied during the semester to create a class presentation.
Two 3-4 page papers worth 20% each; A final in-class group project worth 40%; Performance as a peer editor, 10%; Class participation (attendance, preparation, and completion of in-class assignments), 10%.
Forster, Maurice Hall, The Well of Loneliness. Baldwin, Giovanni's Room. Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera Kushner, Angels in America Part I: Millenium Approaches Waters, Tipping the Velvet Cunningham, The Hours.