Gay & Lesbian Literature

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Course No: ENGL.2460-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13831; SIS Term: 2810
Course Status: Open

Course Description

Explores the treatment of homoeroticism and homosexual love in literature from Antiquity to the present. Emphasis is given to texts reflecting the construction of a homosexual identity and recurring motifs among gay, lesbian, and bisexual writers. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

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  • Section Notes: Students will read a range of work by and about people whose identities or lives were/are other than cisgender or heterosexual. We examine texts to identify the literary means by which authors construct gender and sexuality. In addition, we analyze motifs and historical shifts, noting the interrelationship of the "gay canon" with the mainstream literary canon. ;
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Jill Pruett
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2018: Sep 05 to Dec 09
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: B.A. in English

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