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ENGL210 - GLBT Themes in Literature: Welcome!

This is the research & resource guide for Professor David LaFontaine’s course examining selected major literary works that portray the individual lives and collective history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people

GLBT Themes in Literature

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GLBT Themes in Literature course: Examines major literary works that portray the individual lives and collective history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people beginning with the era of William Shakespeare and continuing through to the present day. The diversity within the LGBT community will be emphasized through studying authors who reflect racial, ethnic, and economic diversity. 

Authors

A representative list of Authors and their works being studied in this course.  Note: for full list, and chronology, please see course syllabus.  

Shakespeare, William.  “The Sonnets”                                                           .    Whitman, Walt. “Leaves of Grass”

Housman, A.E. Selected poems from “A Shropshire Lad “                       .  Cather, Willa. Selected chapters from My Antonia

Woolf, Virginia. “Moments of Being: Slater’s Pins Have No Points”          .   Baldwin, James. "The Outing"

Tolkien, J.R.R. and Geoffrey Bache Smith. Selected poems                       . Forster, E.M. Chapters from “Maurice”

McCullers, Carson. Part I of “The Member of the Wedding”                         , Annie Proulx, "Brokeback Mountain"

 

Course Syllabus

The syllabus for Professor David LaFontaine's class: Engl210: GLBT Themes in Literature for Spring, 2021, is located in your Canvas course module. 

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