Sexuality and History in the Contemporary Novel
Listed in: English, as ENGL-60
Judith E. Frank (Section 01)
A study of American and British gay and lesbian novelists, from 1990 to the present, who have written historical novels. We will examine such topics as the kinds of expressive and ideological possibilities the historical novel offers gay and lesbian novelists, the representation of sexuality in narratives that take place before Stonewall, and the way these authors position queer lives in history. Novelists include Sarah Waters, Emma Donoghue, Jeanette Winterson, Leslie Feinberg, Alan Hollinghurst, Colm Tóibín, and Michael Cunningham.
Fall semester. Professor Frank.
Offerings2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2014