Course Number

CMLT 132

Syllabus Date

Spring 2018

Faculty Member

Robert TobinFollow

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CMLT - Comparative Literature

Course description

“Sexuality and Textuality” serves as an introduction to GLBTQ literary studies and queer theory. It looks at questions of sexuality and literature in ancient and early modern texts (from the Greek tradition), as well as in modern texts (from German, French, Spanish, and English traditions). In addition to literary texts, students will work with a number of cinematic representations of queer sexuality. Besides these primary texts, students will work with important secondary literature in GLBT studies and queer theory. We will be studying sexuality as it intersects with questions of class and race, as well as gender. In addition, this semester, we will be folding in elements of Worcester LGBTQ History.

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