Fall 2006 not offered
This course will examine representations of queer kids in American Culture. The texts will be stories, novels, critical essays, and films. We will consider the topics of childhood, sexuality, and homophobia as they influence the lived experience, the cultural perception, and the portrayal of non-heterosexual children.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Cather, PAUL'S CASE
James, THE PUPIL
Brainard, I REMEMBER
Anne Carson, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED
Ford and Tyler, THE YOUNG AND EVIL
Rita Mae Brown, RUBYFRUIT JUNGLE
Allison, BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA
Stadler, LANDSCAPE: MEMORY
HEAVENLY CREATURES, POISON, TOTALLY F*****D UP, BOYS DON'T CRY, THE BRANDON TEENA STORY, MY LIFE IN PINK, excerpts of QUEER AS FOLK (American and British versions), L.I.E., THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Assorted essays, theoretical articles and news covers: Sedgwick, Kincaid, Lorde, Moon; coverage of Shepard, Teena, and Martinez murders.
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2 10-page research papers.
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