Culture of Gay Liberation|
Spring 2012 not offered
This course is a close study of the intellectual and cultural dimensions of the sociopolitical movement of gay liberation in the United States, 1960-1980.
In this course, students will learn to interpret historical data, literary works, and the social theory generated by the Gay Liberation movement. One of the objects of the course will be to enhance understanding of the variety of the uses and methods of interpretation.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Wriings by Paul Goodman, Adrienne Rich, Frank O'Hara, Yvonne Rainer, Jeffrey Weeks, John D'Emilio, Gayle Rubin, James Baldwin; movement periodicals including GCN, FAG RAG, GAY SUNSHINE. ON OUR BACKS; art by Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe; etc.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two short papers, 3-4 pages each; one long paper, about 20 pages.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Punctual and regular attendance. Willing participation in classroom discussion. This course fulfills the English Department's Research requirement for Senior thesis writers and the Literature of Difference requirement for the English Major.
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