Professions of Desire

Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature

Author: George E. Haggerty
Secondary Author: Bonnie Zimmerman
ISBN: 9780873525633

Professions of Desire includes examples of lesbian and gay literary analysis and thoughtful discussions about what it means to be lesbian, gay, or queer in the literature classroom. The four essays in the first section, ""Teaching Positions,"" examine teaching from a theoretical perspective, analyse the role of the professor in the classroom, and seek to redefine what instructors ask of their students as well as of themselves. In ""Canons and Closets,"" five essays discuss curricular and organisational shifts related to lesbian and gay studies. ""Sameness and Differences"" presents five essays that explore the influence of race, gender, and sexuality on gay and lesbian identity. Finally, the section ""Transgressing Subjects"" gathers four critical readings of various works.

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
Publish Date: 1995

Subjects: Literary Criticism / LGBT

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