Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 285: LGBTQ+ Literature


1 unit
Prerequisite: Completion with a 2.0 or better of one unit numbered ENGL 120 to ENGL 189, or permission of instructor.
Examines LGBTQ+ literature written in Great Britain and America from the Renaissance to the present, including works by such writers as Shakespeare, Whitman, A. Lowell, Woolf, Forster, Baldwin, Obejas, Lorde, Becker, Winterson, and Cunningham.  Considers such questions as: What makes a text ‘gay’?  To what extent does the cultural oppression of LGBTQ+ lives shape the literary texts they produce?  To what extent do these works affect literary genres, form a literary tradition, and influence existing traditions? Staff.