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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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EN 338 - Queer Fictions


Credits: 3
A study of twentieth-century gay and lesbian literature, with a focus on British and American authors. Students will explore a literary tradition in which the invisible was made visible-in which historically marginalized sexualities took literary shape. Questions to be considered include: What strategies have lesbian and gay authors used to express taboo subject matter, and how have these strategies interacted with and challenged more traditional narrative techniques? How does the writing of queer sexuality recycle and revise notions of gender? What kind of threat does bisexuality pose to the telling of coherent stories? In what ways do class, race, and gender trouble easy assumptions about sexual community?
Prerequisites: completion of the Introductory Requirement.
M. Stokes



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