29 August 2013

Queer Theory Reading List

I'm taking a course called Introduction to Queer Theory this semester. This is the list of required readings for the course, posted here because several friends wanted to see it and it was too long to post to Facebook. It is not an actual blog post, so if you were looking for an actual blog post, you can skip this one.

Queer Theory Reading List

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

The History of Sexuality, Volume 1, An Introduction by Michel Foucault

Autobiography of an Androgyne by Ralph Werther

Four Poems by Sappho (translated by Anne Carson) -- poems 1, 16, 31, 94

Six Poems by C.P. Cavafy (translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard) -- "At the Café Door," "Craftsman of Wine Bowls," "Picture of a 23-Year Old Painted by His Friend of the Same Age, an Amateur," "Two Young Men, 23 to 24 Years Old," "The Window of the Tobacco Shop," "One Night"

"Aristophanes' Speech" from The Symposium by Plato

"Critically Queer" by Judith Butler

"The Finger" by William S. Burroughs

"Hassan's Rumpus Room" by William S. Burroughs

"The Man Who Taught His Asshole How To Talk" by William S. Burroughs

De Profundis by Oscar Wilde

"As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story" by Gertrude Stein

"Lifting Belly" by Gertrude Stein

"Miss Furr and Miss Skeene" by Gertrude Stein

"Alice Toklas, 89, Is Dead In Paris," March 8, 1967 (New York Times obituary)

Milk (film)

"Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Experience" by Adrienne Rich

"Diving into Wreck" by Adrienne Rich

"The Epistemology of the Closet" by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Coming out statements by Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean

"Thinking Sex" by Gayle Rubin

"Dueling Dualisms" by Anne Fausto-Sterling

"Melancholy Gender/Refused Identification" by Judith Butler

Readings from Families we Choose by Kath Weston

Paris is Burning (film)

"What's Wrong with Normal?" by Michael Warner

Readings from Times Square Red/Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany

"Is Kinship Already Heterosexual" by Judith Butler

Selections from Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

"Is the Rectum a Grave?" by Leo Barsani

Readings from And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts

"The Future is Kid Stuff" by Lee Edelman

"Atlantis" and other poems by Mark Doty

"AIDS Activism and Public Feelings" by Ann Cvetkovich

How to Survive a Plague (film)

Readings from Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame by Kathryn Bond Stockton

Readings from Anachronism and its Others by Valerie Rohy

"Transgender Butch: Butch/FTM Border Wars and the Masculine Continuum" by Judith Halberstam

Introduction to Imagining Transgender by David Valentine

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (film)

"Queering Migration and Citizenship" by Eithne Luibheid

"On Homosexual Reproduction" by Valerie Rohy

"Rooster at the Hitchin' Post" by David Sedaris

"Friendship as a Way of Life" by Michel Foucault

"The Navigators" and other poems by Marilyn Hacker

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