Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights

Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights
Title Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights PDF eBook
Author Emmanuel S. Nelson
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 497
Release 2003-06-30
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0313017093

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Gay presence is nothing new to American verse and theater. Homoerotic themes are discernible in American poetry as early as the 19th century, and identifiably gay characters appeared on the American stage more than 70 years ago. But aside from a few notable exceptions, gay artists of earlier generations felt compelled to avoid sexual candor in their writings. Conversely, most contemporary gay poets and playwrights are free from such constraints and have created a remarkable body of work. This reference is a guide to their creative achievements. Alphabetically arranged entries present 62 contemporary gay American poets and dramatists. While the majority of included writers are younger artists who came of age in the post-Stonewall U.S., some are older authors whose work has continued or persisted into recent decades. A number of these writers are well known, including Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, and Allen Ginsberg. Others, such as Alan Bowne, Timothy Liu, and Robert O'Hara, merit wider recognition. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.




Gay American Novels, 1870-1970

Gay American Novels, 1870-1970
Title Gay American Novels, 1870-1970 PDF eBook
Author Drewey Wayne Gunn
Publisher McFarland
Pages 201
Release 2016-01-21
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0786499052

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Examining the development of gay American fiction and providing an essential reading list, this literary survey covers 257 works--novels, novellas, a graphic story cycle and a narrative poem--in which gay and bisexual male characters play a major role. Iconic works, such as James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room and Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man, are included, along with titles not given attention by earlier surveys, such as Wallace Thurman's Infants of the Spring, Dashiel Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, Julian Green's Each in His Darkness, Ursula Zilinsky's Middle Ground and David Plante's The Ghost of Henry James. Chronological entries discuss each work's plot, significance for gay identity, and publication history, along with a brief biography of the author.




Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History
Title Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History PDF eBook
Author Leila J. Rupp
Publisher University of Wisconsin Pres
Pages 396
Release 2014-12-17
Genre History
ISBN 029930244X

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Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History is the first book designed for teachers of U.S. history at all levels who want to integrate queer history into the standard curriculum. Bringing together inspiring narratives from teachers in high schools and universities, informative topical chapters about significant historical moments and themes, and innovative essays about sources and interpretive strategies well-suited to the history classroom, this volume is a valuable resource for anyone who thinks history should be an inclusive story.




Gay TV and Straight America

Gay TV and Straight America
Title Gay TV and Straight America PDF eBook
Author Ron Becker
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Pages 298
Release 2006
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 0813536898

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Drawing on political and cultural indicators to explain the sudden upsurge of gay material on prime-time network television in the 1990s, this book brings together analysis of relevant Supreme Court rulings, media coverage of gay rights battles, debates about multiculturalism, concerns over political correctness, and more.




CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: Its Encounter With Lesbian/Gay America

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: Its Encounter With Lesbian/Gay America
Title CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: Its Encounter With Lesbian/Gay America PDF eBook
Author Bruce Stores
Publisher iUniverse
Pages 274
Release 2004-09-09
Genre Religion
ISBN 9780595774258

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Author Bruce Stores has shed light on a hitherto unknown chapter in the annals of Christian Science. This is the story of lesbian/gay believers. Herein is their pursuit for respect and dignity in the Church of Christ, Scientist. The narrative traces stormy encounters from the days of near total rejection up to the friendlier atmosphere in the 21st century. Some events in this real life story are shameful while others are praiseworthy. This is a story of perseverance, hope, and especially healing. Anyone who values the triumph of right over wrong, and truth over error, will find this narrative both compelling and informative.




The Future of Gay Rights in America

The Future of Gay Rights in America
Title The Future of Gay Rights in America PDF eBook
Author H.N. Hirsch
Publisher Routledge
Pages 301
Release 2020-03-25
Genre Law
ISBN 1135422710

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Sandra Day O'Connor has called the gay rights movement "the first important civil rights struggle of the twenty-first century." Recent court decisions to overturn sodomy laws and to recognize gay marriage have emboldened activists, but have also resulted in a tremendous backlash, not the least of which has been a call for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between members of the opposite sex. Through its historical and legal contextualization of these decisions The Future of Gay Rights in America is essential for understanding an epochal moment in the history of gay rights.




Midlife and Aging in Gay America

Midlife and Aging in Gay America
Title Midlife and Aging in Gay America PDF eBook
Author Douglas Kimmel
Publisher Routledge
Pages 130
Release 2014-01-02
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1317992601

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How is the pre-Stonewall generation aging? What can the Stonewall generation expect? Combining personal experience and original research, this fascinating collection explores the practical and psychological issues of aging for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Midlife and Aging in Gay America provides highlights from the SAGE 2000 National Conference on the personal, psychological, and economic issues related to growing older as a member of a sexual minority. Midlife and Aging in Gay America delivers reports from a national conference on urgent issues, including: health care concerns retirement plans intergenerational romances lifestyle issues caregiving grief and loss