Jan 30, 2023  
2021-22 University Catalog 
2021-22 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

LITT 355 Queer Literature

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

Historically, some of the most exciting literary innovations—both in content and in form–have come from queer writers. This course will highlight some of the authors who have shaped this landscape, from pathmakers like Walt Whitman to explosive new voices like Alison Bechdel, Danez Smith, and Carmen Maria Machado. It will look at the historical, social, and cultural contexts in which these literatures have emerged. The class will also investigate the term “queer” and think about how it might be applicable beyond sexual and gender identities.

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

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