– RJ: Robert Lang offers an argument about why this film is “queer not gay”— and radical in its refusal of neat resolutions—-do you agree or disagree? Explain. Cite at least two of the readings as well as the film in your response. 2-4 paragraphs.
– READ:“Queer Historical Subjects” Scott Braverman and “Shakespeare in Black Leather” by Lance Loud and “My Own Private Idaho and the New Queer Road Movies” by Robert Lang and “Authorship Studies and Gus Van Sant” by Janet Staiger
– In class discuss: How do queer theory and postmodernism reckon with life-and-death events? How do we write histories of marginalized groups or performative subjects?
- ___________leads discussion (using Staiger and Lang as a jumping off point.)
– ALSO in class: workshop Midterm papers, bring in draft of your thesis