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Seminar: 3.02.140 S Writing Sexual Identities: Lesbian and Gay Fiction in the Twentieth Century - Details
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Course name Seminar: 3.02.140 S Writing Sexual Identities: Lesbian and Gay Fiction in the Twentieth Century
Course number 3.02.140
Semester SoSe2021
Current number of participants 28
expected number of participants 36
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Tuesday, 13.04.2021 10:00 - 12:00, Room: (online)
Lehrsprache englisch
ECTS points 6

Rooms and times

Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (14x)

Module assignments


The seminar covers a wide range of same-sex writing in twentieth-century Anglophone literature. Beginning with an exploration of Modernist literature, the course will first focus on the impact of late-Victorian sexologists on early 20th-century understandings of sexual identity. Other key moments to be addressed in class include comradeship in the First World War, the liberating social changes of the queer Sixties and the AIDS crisis of the 1980ies and 1990ies. Above and beyond this historical overview, the seminar will discuss some of the central aspects that have lastingly characterised representations of gay and lesbian as well as queer culture throughout the last century, among them drag and camp.

Forster, E.M. Maurice. 1971. London: Penguin, 2005. Print.
Walter, George, ed. The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry. London: Penguin, 2006. Print. [selected poems by Wilfred Owen et al.]
Hall, Radclyffe. The Well of Loneliness. 1928. London: Penguin, 2015. Print.
Orton, Joe. What the Butler Saw. London et al.: Bloomsbury, 1969. Print. [or any other edition]
Mars-Jones, Adam. Monopolies of Loss. London: Faber and Faber, 1992. Print. [selected short stories]
Kay, Jackie Trumpet. 1998. London: Picador, 2016. Print.

Admission settings

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