ENGL 4280 QUEER AMERICAN WESTS (3 credits)
A survey of queer literatures about the American West. The course will explore a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, plays, novels, creative nonfiction, and, depending on time, film/television. "Queer" will be construed as including any "non-normative" sexualities and sexual identities (e.g., genderqueer, winkte, two-spirit, 3rd/4th gender). Non-western writers (e.g., Walt Whitman) imagining the West queerly may also be included. (Cross-listed with ENGL 8286, WGST 3160).
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1160; completion of writing in the major course recommended.