GLOBAL LGBTQ LITERATURE
This course will survey global LGBTQ literature. We will read novels, short stories, poetry, and/or plays from a variety of different locations with a strong focus on non-Western texts. We will also read key works in literary analysis, LGBTQ theory, postcolonial theory, critical race studies, and global studies. The variety of reading will allow us to engage with different approaches to LGBTQ literature, and it will introduce you to the various ways that nation and culture shape literary production. Students will be able to identify key methods in literary analysis upon completion of the course. Seminar discussions will focus on the use of key terms and theories as well as the development of research skills so that students will be prepared to produce written research on global LGBTQ literature.