Readings will include stories, poems, and essays by james baldwin, ana castillo, peggy munson, eli claire, junot diaz, audre lorde, michelle tea, alison bechdel, and others the course will include writing workshops with peers and individual meetings with the instructor. The cartoon alison bechdel creates of herself is a literary hero just as much as the illustrator herself when i think of heroes, i think of faces like audre lorde’s and adrienne rich’s, which have been screenprinted onto canvas tote bags or made into silkscreen posters or turned into patches and stickers that get passed out at parties. The essay i chose to review was “the fourth of july ” by audre lorde this essay was amazing shocked angered and disquieted merely some of the feelings i felt while prosecuting myself into this narrative. Sister outsider by audre lorde, 1984 lorde's words are so essential, passionate, and true that they don't have time to look pretty this collection of essays and speeches by lorde, a black lesbian, poet, thinker, and activist, deserves a place on your feminist reading list alison bechdel is a rad-as-hell writer, cartoonist,.
Ann cvetkovich is ellen clayton garwood centennial professor of english and professor of women’s and gender studies at the university of texas at austin and alison bechdel’s graphic eds, bending genre: essays on creative non-fiction • virginia woolf, collected essays • audre lorde, sister outsider • joan didion, slouching. Zami is a biomythography—a term coined by the book’s author, audre lorde a biomythography is the weaving together of myth, history, and biography in an epic narrative form a biomythography is the weaving together of myth, history, and biography in an epic narrative form. Comic strip by alison bechdel began its public life in 1983 in the pages of womanews anc can by alyssa y alston, cheryl clarke, melvin dixon, nikky finney, jewelle gomez, forrest hamer, e patrick johnson, audre lorde, dawn lundy martin, constance merritt, pat parker new essays in black queer studies (u iowa access only. In zami: a new spelling of my name, poet audre lorde has written a text she calls a biomythography i think of biomythography as a literary form that blends elements of autobiography, the novel, and personal mythology.
Several months ago i taught audre lorde’s essay, “uses of the erotic: the erotic as power” (from sister outsider) in a class on queer literature it was not the first time i had assigned the essay, and its words are, by now, deeply familiar and dear to me. Audre lorde was a prominent activist, poet, feminist and womanist zami (her biomythography) begins with her as a small child and carries through to her early lesbian experiences, growing up and falling in love. Sister outsider by audre lorde (1984) in this collection of essays and speeches, lorde addresses sexism, racism, black lesbians, and more the indelible alison bechdel: confessions, comix, and miscellaneous dykes to watch out for by alison bechdel (2009) chronicles of contemporary lesbian life (includes the bechdel test. Required lgbt reading, as decided by respected writers by trish bendix essays and speeches by audre lorde aquamarine by carol anshaw funeral rites by jean genet the essential dykes to watch out for by alison bechdel my required reading by this author: small favors.
Kathy acker, audre lorde, alison smith, the new fuck you, bett williams, jd glass, dorothy allison, alison bechdel, michelle tea and marijane meeker there’s more out there than tipping the. Equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching media is a faculty-driven initiative dedicated to researching, developing, and educating about best practices in inclusive teaching in college-level media production. Sister outsider by audre lorde fun home by alison bechdel david sedaris has made a career from his comedic autobiographical essays in his 2018 collection, calypso, sedaris reflects on many life benchmarks, including aging, coming out, dating men, and married gay life. Lesbian nonfiction genre - book genre definitions and examples for all book genres, including the lesbian genre and all other nonfiction genres fun home by alison bechdel 8 gay new york: gender, urban culture, and the making of the gay male world 1890-1940 by george chauncey 16 sister outsider: essays and speeches by audre lorde 17.
Master of arts in liberal studies at hamline university, graduate shool of liberal studies the essay (required course)one of the most open and provocative of prose forms, the essay derives its name from the french. Last week, macarthur genius alison bechdel of fun home fame, named audre lorde's memoir zami: a new spelling of my name, one of 10 desert island books in the new york times style section. 37 inspirational quotes from lgbt writers by jesse steinbach andrew holleran alison bechdel audre lorde “i have a duty to speak the truth as i see it and share not just my triumphs. American women’s writing, focusing on those works of poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography, journalism/essay, and memoir/graphic memoir which have become most central to the canon of feminist criticism and theory.
Introduction to the comparative literary study of important gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, and transgender writers and their changing social, political, and cultural contexts from the 1880s to today: oscar wilde, rachilde, radclyffe hall, djuna barnes, james baldwin, jean genet, audre lorde, cherrie moraga, jeanette winterson, alison bechdel. Today i share excerpts from poet audre lorde’s feminist essay “poetry is not a luxury,” found in sister outsider: essays and speeches (crossing press, 1985) the essay can also be found on-line in its entirety here in lorde’s vision, poetry reconnects us with deep truths that have been suppressed and forgotten. Audre lorde’s scathing letter to mary daly about the destructiveness of the white female gaze is an essential reminder that thoughtful and incisive critiques are crucial to progress. In this collection of essays and speeches, lorde addresses sexism, racism, black lesbians, and more the beauty myth by naomi wolf (1990) wolf explores “normative standards of beauty” which undermine women politically and psychologically and are propagated by the fashion, beauty, and advertising industries.