Queer Intimacies Around the World

Fall 2021

This first year writing seminar cultivates responses to queer intimacies which have been written about, painted, performed on film, and photographed around the world. Students will read “texts” in myriad modes to refine techniques of observation, analysis, and composition. Assignments with various rhetorical contingencies include a literacy narrative, a literary analysis, a video essay, and a profile or a report based upon archival materials from the LGBTQ collection at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Books Library, Emory University. Materials that students will engage with include a compilation of queer paintings by Sola Olulode, Uttam Chitrakar, Louis Fratino, Cao Xue, Salman Toor, et al.; a selection of Sunil Gupta’s photographs collected in Queer (2011) and Wish You Were Here (2009); Andrea Lawlor’s 2017 novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl; short films directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu (Relcutantly Queer, 2016) and Tammy Rae Carland (Dear Mom, 1995); and public writing by Durga Chew-Bose and E. Alex Jung.

ENGRD 101, Section 3