Jun 25, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue

LITT 255 Queer Literature

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Historically, some of the most exciting literary innovations-both in content and in form-have come from queer writers. In this course, we’ll read some of the authors who have shaped this landscape, with a particular emphasis on American writers, starting with Walt Whitman and ending with explosive new voices such as Alison Bechdel, Danez Smith, and Carmen Maria Machado. We’ll look at the historical, social, and cultural contexts in which this literature has emerged. We’ll also investigate the term “queer” and think about how it might be applicable beyond sexual and gender identities.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or free elective requirement.