No homo: same-sex sexuality and identity

R1B :  English Composition through French Literature in Translation (Section 3)
Spring 2020
T. Blakeney


André Gide, The Immoralist

Jean Genet, Journal of a Thief

Hervé Guibert, The Compassion Protocol

Call Me By Your Name

Love, Simon

Social media posts (TikTok and YouTube)

Course Description:

In this course, we will explore forms of same-sex sexuality that do not fall easily under the banner of homosexual or gay identity. Recent years have seen claims of the “pansexual revolution” among millennials, according to which sexual identity categories have come to have less and less meaning. We will start in the current moment, and then go back in time to see the ways in which individuals with same-sex attraction have given a name to their sexuality in a way that does not always fit easily within the homo/hetero binary. The texts we read will be varied, from social media and films to novels and poetry.

Additional Information:

Attendance is mandatory the first two weeks of classes.  This includes all enrolled and wait listed students.  Students who do not attend all classes during the first two weeks may be dropped. Students attempting to add this class during weeks 1 and 2 who did not attend the first day will be expected to add themselves to the wait list and attend all class meetings thereafter.  If space permits,  they may be enrolled from the wait list.

French R1B satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement. Classes are conducted in ENGLISH

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