[Msa-discuss] Queer modernisms course

Jessica Burstein jb2 at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 9 21:32:09 EST 2010

Who would have said don't forget either Mr. or Mrs. Sacher-Masoch. And 
if you want German for English readers, there are some shall we say 
gripping sections in Kaes et al's *Weimar Republic Sourcebook* on 
sexology and body-culture, which makes all that divine decadence in 
Isherwood's (and Minnelli's) Berlin Stories come clear. Jelavich too has 
a lovely book on Berlin cabarets, and you can get the lyrics auf English 
too, but I forget the editor. Or you can butch it out (up?) with 
Patrician Highsmith, but that's probably too late and she probably 
couldn't hold a tune if you handed it to her. Do Barnes's Repulsive 
Women; that has pretty pictures--and throws you back to Beardsley and 
the Wilde bunch, and you're already on Salome. Dreamily, JB

Robert Scholes wrote:
> N’oubliez pas Proust.
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> [mailto:msa-discuss-bounces at jhupress.jhu.edu] *On Behalf Of *Petra 
> Dierkes-Thrun
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> *Subject:* [Msa-discuss] Queer modernisms course
> Dear MSA list members,
> I am thinking of putting together an undergraduate course on Queer 
> Modernisms for next year and would love some input for possible 
> texts/authors to put on the syllabus. This course will be taught in a 
> Comparative Literature department, so besides the usual suspects 
> (Forster, Radclyffe Hall, H.D., Sackville-West, Djuna Barnes ...) it 
> should include some French, German, Italian, or Slavic etc. texts and 
> authors as well. I would also like to include examples of visual 
> culture (Claude Cahun?) and films (Nazimova's Salome). Any suggestions 
> greatly appreciated!
> Petra Dierkes-Thrun
> Stanford University
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Jessica Burstein
Associate Professor, Department of English
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Women Studies
A101 Padelford Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-4330
fax. 206.685.2673
e. jb2 at u.washington.edu

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