[Msa-discuss] Queer modernisms course

Georgia Johnston johnstgk at slu.edu
Wed Feb 10 09:45:27 EST 2010


As well as Stein's  very erotic *Lifting Belly*.

Georgia Johnston
Professor of English, Saint Louis University



On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:20 AM, Jeff Drouin <jdrouin at gc.cuny.edu> wrote:

> There's also Melanctha, from Gertrude Stein's _Three Lives_.
>
> Jeff Drouin, Ph.D.
> Adjunct Lecturer of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY
> Mulitmedia / Instructional Technology Associate, Macaulay Honors College,
> CUNY
>
>
> || On Tuesday 09 February 2010 23:17:20 Debra Moddelmog wrote:
> Indeed, there are a number of works by Harlem Renaissance writers, besides
>  Nugent's, that could be included in a queer modernisms course: Nella
>  Larsen's Passing; Wallace Thurman's novels; poetry by Langston Hughes,
>  Claude McKay (also his novel Home to Harlem), Countee Cullen; songs by
>  Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley, Ma Rainey; Grimke's "The Closing Door"; et=
c.
>  Shane Vogel's new book The Scene of HarlemCabaret: Race, Sexuality,
>  Performance might prove a useful resource for framing this discussion.  =
In
>  addition, work on the "dandy": Monica Miller, "The Black Dandy as Bad
>  Modernist" (in Bad Modernisms); Elisa Glick's "Harlem's Queer Dandy:
>  African-American Modernism and the Artifice of Blackness" in MFS; not to
>  mention Jessica Feldman's Gender on the Divide: The Dandy in Modernist
>  Literature.
>
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> Subject: Re: [Msa-discuss] Queer modernisms course
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>
> "Smoke, Lilies, and Jade" by Richard Bruce Nugent, if you want to include
> an
>  African American author.
>
> On Feb 9, 2010, at 7:36 PM, Petra Dierkes-Thrun wrote:
>
> 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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