**students please refer to the readings & schedule for links to readings and updated assignments**
2016 Syllabus: LGBTQ Literature in the US (PDF)
This course will explore how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference— including race and class—in literature by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) authors, and authors who present LGBTQ characters and themes in their texts. Students will consider the impact of sexuality and gender on literature and experience. Our readings will include a rage of literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, and film and we will focus on the interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory.