ENGL265 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Literature

A study of the pervasiveness of homoeroticism in literature from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis on recurrent themes and motifs and the struggle to find voice within a context of stigma, suppression, and silence. Writers might include Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, Willa Cather, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich.