Readings

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IMPORTANT CLASS INFORMATION

CLASS READINGS

Here you will find a list of all class readings.  This list is subject to change over the course of the semester.

  1. Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele (graphic novel)
    • Citation: Barker, Meg-John and Julia Scheele.  Queer: A Graphic History.  Icon.  2016.
  2. “The Queer 101: Third Edition” by Sam Orchard (webcomic)
    • Citation: Orchard, Sam.  “The Queer 101: Third Edition.”  Rooster Tales.  Sam Orchard.  17 February 2013.  www.roostertailscomic.com/comic/queer-101-third-edition/
  3. You Can Tell Just by Looking” and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico
    • Citation: Bronski, Michael, Anne Pellegrino, and Michael Amico.  “You Can Tell Just by Looking” and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People.  Beacon Press.  2013.
  4. “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (poem)
    • Citation: Whitman, Walt.  “Song of Myself.”  The Norton Anthology of American Literature.  Ed. Nina Baym and Robert S. Levine.  Eighth Edition.  Vol. B: 1820-1865.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2012.  pp. 1310-1374.
  5. Funny Walt Whitman biography
  6. “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Dunbar (poem)
    • Citation: Dunbar, Paul.  “We Wear the Mask.”  Juxtapositions: Ideas for College Writers, Second Edition, Edited by Marlene Clark, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2004, p. 133.
  7. “If I Had Known” by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (poem)
    • Citation: Dunbar-Nelson, Alice Moore.  “If I Had Known.”  Poetry Foundation, 8 January 2018, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52633/if-i-had-known
  8. “You!  Inez” by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (poem)
    • Citation: Dunbar-Nelson, Alice Moore.  “If I Had Known.”  Poetry Foundation, 8 January 2018, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52760/you-inez
  9. “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” by Oscar Wilde (poem)
    • Citation: Wilde, Oscar.  “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.”  Wikisource, 31 March 2016, en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Reading_Gaol
  10. “De Profundis” by Oscar Wilde (essay)
  11. Funny Oscar Wilde Biography
  12. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall (novel)
    • Citation: Hall, Radclyffe.  The Well of Loneliness.  Anchor Books.  1928, 1990.
  13. “Harlem” by Langston Hughes (poem)
    • Citation: Hughes, Langston.  “Harlem.”  Literature: A Portable Anthology,  Second Edition, Edited by Janet E. Gardner,  Bedford /St.Martin’s Publishers, 2010, p. 577.
  14. “Cafe: 3 AM” by Langston Hughes (poem)
    • Citation: Hughes, Langston.  “Cafe: 3 AM.”  Notes of Black Men: Notes, Histories, Lyrics, Poems of Black Men, Wordpress, October 2009, notesofblackmen.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/cafe-3-am-by-langston-hughes/. 
  15. Queer by William S. Burroughs (novel)
    • Citation: Burroughs, William S.  Queer.  Penguin Books.  1987.
  16. William S. Burroughs graphic novel biography
    • Citation: Pekar, Harvey, et. al.  The Beats: A Graphic History.  Ed. Paul Buhle.  Hill and Wang.  2009.
  17. Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (novel)
    • Citation: Feinberg, Leslie.  Stone Butch Blues.  Firebrand Books.  1993.
  18. Allen Ginsberg graphic novel biography
    • Citation: Pekar, Harvey, et. al.  The Beats: A Graphic History.  Ed. Paul Buhle.  Hill and Wang.  2009.
  19. “Howl” and other poems by Allen Ginsberg
    • Citation: Ginsberg, Allen.  “Howl.”  The Norton Anthology of American Literature.  Ed. Nina Ban and Robert S. Levine.  Vol. 2.  Shorter 7th Edition.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2008.  pp. 1416-1424.
    • Citation: Ginsberg, Allen.  “Footnote to Howl.”  The Norton Anthology of American Literature.  Ed. Nina Ban and Robert S. Levine.  Vol. 2.  Shorter 7th Edition.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2008.  p. 1424.
    • Citation: Ginsberg, Allen.  “A Supermarket in California.”  The Norton Anthology of American Literature.  Ed. Nina Ban and Robert S. Levine.  Vol. 2.  Shorter 7th Edition.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2008.  p. 1425.
  20. Poems by Audre Lorde
    • Citation: Lorde, Audre.  “Coal.”  The Norton Anthology of American Literature.  Ed. Nina Ban and Robert S. Levine.  Vol. 2.  Shorter 7th Edition.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2008.  p. 1517.
    • Citation: Lorde, Audre.  “The Woman Thing.”  The Norton Anthology of American Literature.  Ed. Nina Ban and Robert S. Levine.  Vol. 2.  Shorter 7th Edition.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2008.  p. 1518.
    • Citation: Lorde, Audre.  “Harriet.”  The Norton Anthology of American Literature.  Ed. Nina Ban and Robert S. Levine.  Vol. 2.  Shorter 7th Edition.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2008.  pp. 1518-1519.
  21. “Saved” by Christa Faust and Poppy Z. Brite (Billy Martin) (short story)
    • Citation: Brite, Poppy Z. (Billy Martin) and Faust, Christa.  “Saved.”  Are You Loathsome Tonight?  Gauntlet Publications.  2000.  pp. 53-67.
  22. “Enough Rope” by Poppy Z. Brite (Billy Martin) (essay)
    • Citation: Brite, Poppy Z. (Billy Martin).  “Enough Rope.”  Guilty But Insane.  Subterranean Press.  2001.  pp. 129-141.
  23. “Long After Midnight” by Ray Bradbury (short story)
    • Citation: Bradbury, Ray.  “Long After Midnight.”  The Stories of Ray Bradbury.  Alfred A. Knopf.  1980.  pp. 812-816.
  24. “Suggested Rules for Non-Transsexuals Writing About Transsexuals, Transsexuality, Transsexualism, or Trans____” by Jacob Hale (essay)
    • Citation: Hale, Jacob, et. al.  “Suggested Rules for Non-Transsexuals Writing About Transsexuals, Transsexuality, Transsexualism, or Trans       .”  Sandystone.com, 18 November 2009, sandystone.com/hale.rules.html
  25. “A Story for Edward Gorey” and “Tears Seven Times Salt” by Caitlin R. Kiernan (short stories)
    • Citation: Kiernan, Caitlin R.  “A Story for Edward Gorey.”  Tales of Pain and Wonder.  Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.  2000.  189-199.
    • Citation: Kiernan, Caitlin R.  “Tears Seven Times Salt.”  Tales of Pain and Wonder.  Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.  2000.  83-98.
  26. “Faces in Revolving Souls” by Caitlin R. Kiernan (short story)
    • Citation: Kiernan, Caitlin R.  “Faces in Revolving Souls.”  A is for Alien.  Subterranean Press.  2009.  45-59.
  27. “The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” by Sam J. Miller (short story)
    • Citation: Miller, Sam J.  “The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History.”  The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Ed. Karen Joy Fowler.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.  2016.  pp. 219-230.

SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS

These are not formally assigned readings but I have included them because I thought they might be useful and/or interesting.

ARCHIVED READINGS FROM PREVIOUS SEMESTERS

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