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An Introduction to LGBTQ+ Literature

Saturday 01 June - Saturday 01 June

  • Time: 10:30 AM - 16:30 PM
  • Days of Week: Saturday
  • Course Code: WR19312
  • Subject: Words and Ideas
  • Level: SUITABLE FOR ALL
  • Tutor: Dr Emily Garside
  • Max students: 12
  • Number of Sessions: 1
  • Status: Available/A
  • Cost: £47.00 to £62.00
  • Concs. : £47
Literature has often been a source of strength for LGBTQ people; of validation or understanding, and a space to enjoy the beauty in same-sex attraction.
**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this course has been cancelled.**


The creation of literary responses has charted both the history of the LBGTQ community and its oppression, while offering an insight into the community. Part historical overview and part literary analysis, this course will examine LGBTQ literature through the decades.

Beginning with ‘hidden histories’ of queer literature forced to hide its identity, through the liberation era, the response to devastation from AIDS, and ending with contemporary works; this course will consider extracts from key works of LGBTQ literature, offer discussion of the work and contextualise it alongside the history of the community, and author biographies.

For more information about this course and what you will learn, see the course outline.

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