ENGL 800 (M1) - Studies in Literature

Studies in Lit/Queer and 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:   2  
CRN: 14223
Students in the MAT, MEd, and MST programs, as well as non-degree students, can register for graduate course work in English under this number. The precise topics and focus of each section vary. Topics include Old English Literature, Medieval Literature, 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, English Romantic Period, Victorian Period, 20th and 21st Century, Drama, Novel, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, A Literary Problem, Literature of the Renaissance, Postcolonial Literature, 20th to 21st Century American Literature. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. Note: Students in the MA and PhD programs in English may not take English 800 for credit toward their degrees. English 800 will only be offered on the Manchester campus.
Section Comments: Cross listed with ENGL 787
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Cross listed with : ENGL 787.M1
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: LGTBQ 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.