ENGL 787 (M1) - English Major Seminar

Eng Major Seminar/Queer & Now

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 14222
This Capstone course offers you an opportunity to study a specialized topic in depth in a seminar format. Enrollment is limited to 15 so that you can take active part in discussion and work closely with the instructor on a research project. Topics vary from semester to semester. Recent topics include Tragedy, Comedy, American Women Poets, Medicine in Literature, and Feminist Print Culture. Pre-req: ENGL 419 with a grade of B or better. Barring duplication of subject, course may be repeated for credit. For details see semester specific course descriptions available in the English Department.
Section Comments: Cross listed with ENGL 800.M1
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 787R
Cross listed with : ENGL 800.M1
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Susan Walsh

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 R 1:01pm - 3:50pm PANDRA P514
Additional Course Details: 

 Queer and Now: LGBTQ Literature and Film

This course considers the diverse forms of LGBTQ sexuality, self-expression, and desire as bodied forth in 20th and 21st century fiction, poetry, drama, graphic memoir, and cinema.  We'll track the changing ways in which fluid sexualities have been experienced and represented, aided by critical essays offering theoretical frameworks and historical context (one of which, Eve Kosovsky Sedgwick's 1993 "Queer and Now," gives this class its title).

We’ll read such writers as James Baldwin (Giovanni's Room), Frank O'Hara, Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Mark Doty, Leslie Feinberg (Stone Butch Blues), Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), Ivan Coyote, Chinelo Okparanta (Under the Udala Trees), Carmen Maria Machado (In the Dream House), Bryan Washington, and Tade Thompson (Rosewater, an Africanfuturist novel).

In addition to the documentaries The Celluloid Closet and Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, we’ll explore work by such directors as Jennie Livingston (Paris Is Burning), the Wachowskis (Bound), Sean Baker (Tangerine), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Sebastian Lelio (A Fantastic Woman), and Wanuri Kahiu (Rafiki).

English 787/800, English Major Seminar: Queer and Now is a Writing Intensive course that fulfills part of the Capstone requirement (as well as the “Poetics” requirement) for the Literary Studies option within the Literary Arts & Studies / English Studies major. At UNH Manchester, it also fulfills the diversity requirement for the B.A. in English Teaching.  Prerequisite: English 419, or instructor’s permission.  Although the course is titled “English Major Seminar,” students from other majors are very welcome and may find the subject matter of interest.

English 787/800 may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 8 credits, provided that content is not significantly duplicated.