A Place at the Table

Queer-ies

  1. Queer-y: How does lesbian poetry differ from gay male poetry? Compare Amy Lowell’s poems from 1919 with Thom Gunn’s from 1992.

  2. Queer-y: What are the characteristics that separate a frank depiction of sexuality from forthright pornography?

  3. Queer-y: What statement is a man in female drag making about feminism? Does a woman who performs in male attire, as the lesbian blues singer Gladys Bentley often did, make the same kind of statement?     

  4. Queer-y: What makes a representation of the human body homoerotic?

  5. Queery-y: How might evidence of literary and artistic collaborations be used to reconstruct lost or hidden LGBT communities?