Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 031334860X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313348600
  • DDC: 810.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

Comprehensive in scope and accessible to students and general readers, Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States explores contemporary American LGBTQ literature and its social, political, cultural and historical contexts. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries written by expert contributors. Students of literature and popular culture will appreciate the encyclopedia's insightful survey and discussion of LGBTQ authors and their works, while students of history and social issues will value the encyclopedia's use of literature to explore LGBTQ American society.

Each entry is written by an expert contributor and lists additional sources of information. To further enhance study and understanding, the encyclopedia closes with a selected general bibliography of print and electronic resources for student research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: AIDS Literature.
2: AIDS Memorial Quilt, The.
3: Alameddine, Rabih (b. 1959).
4: Albee, Edward (b. 1928).
5: Ali, Agha Shahid (1949–2001).
6: Allegra, Donna (b. 1953).
7: Allen, Paula Gunn (b. 1939).
8: Allison, Dorothy (b. 1949).
9: Als, Hilton (b. 1961).
10: Alther, Lisa (b. 1944).
11: Alumit, Noel (b. 1968).
12: Alvarez, Aldo (b. 1965).
13: Amisano, David Christopher (b. 1972).
14: Androgyny.
15: Angels in America.
16: Anthologies.
17: Antler (b. 1946).
18: Anzaldúa, Gloria Evangelina (1942–2004).
19: Arnold, June Fairfax Davis (1926–1982).
20: Arobateau, Red Jordan (b. 1943).
21: Ashbery, John (b. 1927).
22: Autobiography, Bisexual.
23: Autobiography, Gay.
24: Autobiography, Lesbian.
25: Autobiography, Transgender.
26: Awards, LGBTQ Literature.
27: Baldwin, James (1924–1987).
28: Baron, Jeff (b. 1952)..
29: Barr, James (aka James Fugaté, 1922–1995).
30: Bashir, Samiya (b. 1970).
31: Beam, Jeffery (b. 1953).
32: Bechdel, Alison (b. 1960).
33: Becker, Robin (b. 1951).
34: Beierle, Andrew W. M. (b. 1951).
35: Belton, Don (b. 1956).
36: Bergman, David (b. 1950).
37: Birtha, Becky (b. 1948).
38: Bisexuality.
39: Blanco, Richard (b. 1968).
40: Bloch, Alice (b. 1947).
41: Bogus, SDiane Adams (b. 1946).
42: Bornstein, Kate (b. 1948).
43: Boyd, Randy (b. 1962).
44: Boykin, Keith O. (b. 1965).
45: Boylan, Jennifer Finney (b. 1958).
46: Bram, Christopher (b. 1952).
47: Britton, Donald (1951–1994).
48: Broughton, James (1913–1999).
49: Broumas, Olga (b. 1949).
50: Brown, Rita Mae (b. 1944).
51: Bumbalo, Victor (b. 1946).
52: Burroughs, Augusten (b. 1965).
53: Burroughs, William S. (1914–1997).
54: Busch, Charles (b. 1954).
55: Butler, Judith (b. 1956).
56: Butler, Octavia (1947–2006).
57: Caffé Cino.
58: Camp.
59: Campo, Rafael (b. 1964).
60: Canon, James (b. 1968).
61: Cappello, Mary (b. 1960).
62: Caschetta, Mary Beth (b. 1966).
63: Cassells, Cyrus (b. 1957).
64: Champagne, John (b. 1960).
65: Chee, Alexander (b. 1967).
66: Children's Literature, Gay.
67: Children's Literature, Lesbian.
68: Chrystos (b. 1946).
69: Clarke, Cheryl (b. 1947).
70: Clausen, Jan (b. 1950).
71: Cliff, Michelle (b. 1946).
72: Closet, The.
73: Coe, Christopher (1954–1994).
74: Cohn, Meryl (b. 1961).
75: Cole, Henri (b. 1956).
76: Color Purple, The.
77: Coming Out Narratives, Gay Male.
78: Coming Out Narratives, Lesbian.
79: Cooper, Bernard (b. 1951).
80: Cooper, Dennis (b. 1953).
81: Corn, Alfred (b. 1943).
82: Cornwell, Patricia (b. 1956).
83: Covino, Peter (b. 1963).
84: Cox, Christopher (1947–1988).
85: Crowley, Mart (b. 1935).
86: Cunningham, Michael (b. 1952).
87: Currier, Jameson (b. 1955).
88: Curzon, Daniel (b. 1938).
89: Dancer from the Dance.
90: davenport, doris diosa (b. 1949).
91: Davis, Christopher (1953–?).
92: De Angelis, Jacqueline (b. 1950).
93: Delany, Samuel R. (b. 1942).
94: De la Pena, (Mary) Terri (b. 1947).
95: De Veaux, Alexis (b. 1948).
96: Dhalla, Ghalib Shiraz (b. 1967).
97: Dixon, Melvin (1950–1992).
98: Dlugos, Tim (1950–1990).
99: Donaghe, Ronald L. (b. 1948).
100: Drake, David (b. 1963).
101: Drama, Gay.
102: Drama, Lesbian.
103: Duncan, Robert (1919–1988).
104: Duplechan, Larry (b. 1956).
105: Durang, Christopher (b. 1949).
106: Dykewomon, Elana (b. 1949).
107: Ellis, Bret Easton (b. 1964).
108: Evans, Kate (b. 1962).
109: Feinberg, David B. (1956–1994).
110: Feinberg, Leslie (b. 1949).
111: Ferro, Robert (1941–1988).
112: Fierstein, Harvey (b. 1954).
113: Film, Gay.
114: Film, Lesbian.
115: Finn, William (b. 1952).
116: Forrest, Katherine V. (b. 1939).
117: Fox, John (1952–1990).
118: Fries, Kenny (b. 1960).
119: Fukaya, Michiyo (1953–1987).
120: Gambone, Philip (b. 1948).
121: Garden, Nancy (b. 1938).
122: Gardinier, Suzanne (b. 1961).
123: Gaspar de Alba, Alicia (b. 1958).
124: Gay.
125: Gay Literature, African American.
126: Gay Literature, Jewish American.
127: Gay Literature, Mexican American.
128: Gay Literature, Puerto Rican.
129: Gay Rights Movement.
130: Gearhart, Sally Miller (b. 1931).
131: Geller, Ruth (b. 1945).
132: Gender.
133: Gidlow, Elsa (1898–1986).
134: Ginsberg, Allen (1926–1997).
135: Gomez, Jewelle (b. 1948).
136: González, Rigoberto (b. 1970).
137: Gould, Janice (b. 1949).
138: Grae, Camarin (b. 1941).
139: Grahn, Judy (b. 1940).
140: Graphic Novel, Gay.
141: Graphic Novel, Lesbian.
142: Graphic Novel, Transgender.
143: Griffin, Susan (b. 1943).
144: Grimsley, Jim (b. 1955).
145: Grumbach, Doris (b. 1918).
146: Grumley, Michael (1942–1988).
147: Guerra, Erasmo (b. 1970).
148: Guido deVries, Rachel (b. 1947).
149: Gunn, Thom (1929–2004).
150: Gurganus, Allan (b. 1947).
151: Hacker, Marilyn (b. 1942).
152: Hansen, Joseph (1923–2004).
153: Harris, Bertha (1937–2005).
154: Harris, E. Lynn (b. 1955).
155: Hayes, Penny (b. 1940).
156: Healy, Eloise Klein (b. 1943).
157: Hegnauer, Lilah (b. 1982).
158: Hemphill, Essex (1957–1995).
159: Heteronormativity.
160: Heterosexuality.
161: Highsmith, Patricia (1921–1995).
162: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ.
163: Hoffman, William M. (b. 1939).
164: Holleran, Andrew (b. 1943).
165: Homophobia.
166: Homosociality.
167: Howard, Richard (b. 1929).
168: Howe, James (b. 1946).
169: Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez.
170: Indiana, Gary (b. 1950).
171: Inman, Will (b. 1923).
172: Innaurato, Albert (b. 1948).
173: Islas, Arturo, Jr. (1938–1991).
174: Johnson, Fenton (b. 1953).
175: Jordan, June (1936–2002).
176: Keenan, Joe (b. 1958).
177: Kelley, Collin (b. 1969).
178: Kenan, Randall (b. 1963).
179: Killian, Kevin (b. 1952).
180: Koestenbaum, Wayne (b. 1958).
181: Kramer, Larry (b. 1935).
182: Kushner, Tony (b. 1956).
183: Lara, Ana-Maurine (b. 1975).
184: Larkin, Joan (b. 1939).
185: Larson, Leslie (b. 1956).
186: Lassell, Michael (b. 1947).
187: Leavitt, David (b. 1961).
188: Le Guin, Ursula K. (b. 1929).
189: Lesbianism.
190: Lesbian Literature, African American.