WGS 345 • 30-GAY AND LESBIAN LIT & CUL-W
This course offers a context for understanding literature and other art forms created by and about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) people in the English-speaking world. We will analyze LGBTQ self-representation through careful examination of texts that document the cultural traditions and political communities in which they have participated. Writing assignments will emphasize careful close reading and formal analysis of these texts in a series of short papers; all four of these papers will be revised. A final group project will draw on the variety of genres studied during the semester to create a class presentation.
Books (available at University Co-op): E.M. Forster, Maurice Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness Mary Renault, The Charioteer James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room Audre Lorde, Zami Cherrie Moraga, Loving in the War Years Michael Cunningham, The Hours Films: Before Stonewall After Stonewall