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Course examines LGBTQ literary and cultural traditions in light of key concepts and insights drawn from queer theory. Consideration of writers such as Tony Kushner, Achy Obejas, Stephen McCauley, Judy Grahn, Paul Monette, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Rita Mae Brown, and John Rechy. Course may include earlier works such as Cather’s My Antonia to explore queer themes not always addressed by other approaches to literature.