This essay is about lesbians, gay, and queer theory, new criticism, or cultural criticism.
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1-critical theory today 3rd edition
2- what lies between us ( NAYOMI MUNAWEERA)
there is three theory:
1- feminists criticism
2- psychoanalytic criticism
3- Marxist criticism
choose one of the theory then use it on the essay to express lesbian, gay, and queer approaches. Define what the lesbian/ gay experience is ? There is many multiple ways to define what that experience is.
What constitutes lesibanism change?
also look at the economic of lesbians/ gays life like if you are a lesbian women you are going to make less than a women’s who are not lesbians.
How lesbians/ gays relationships presented? what is the history of lesbian, and how their life changed over the years
Here is also some questions will help u to write the essay( this is the discussion question for this essay)
1. What are the politics (ideological agendas) of specific gay, lesbian, or queer
works, and how are those politics revealed in, for example, the work’s the‑
matic content or portrayals of its characters?
2. What are the poetics (literary devices and strategies) of a specific lesbian,
gay, or queer work? What does the work contribute to the ongoing attempt
to define a uniquely lesbian, gay, or queer poetics, literary tradition, or
3. What does the work contribute to our knowledge of queer, gay, or lesbian
experience and history, including literary history?
4. How is queer, gay, or lesbian experience coded in texts that are apparently
heterosexual? (This analysis is usually done for works by writers who lived
at a time when openly queer, gay, or lesbian texts would have been con‑
sidered unacceptable, or it is done in order to help reformulate the sexual
orientation of a writer formerly presumed heterosexual.)
5. How might the works of heterosexual writers be reread to reveal an unspo‑
ken or unconscious lesbian, gay, or queer presence? That is, does the work
have an unconscious lesbian, gay, or queer desire or conflict that it sub‑
merges (or that heterosexual readers have submerged)?
6. What does the work reveal about the operations (socially, politically, psy‑
chologically) of heterosexism? Is the work (consciously or unconsciously)
homophobic? Does the work critique, celebrate, or blindly accept hetero‑
7. How does the literary text illustrate the problematics of sexuality and
sexual “identity,” that is, the ways in which human sexuality does not fall
neatly into the separate categories defined by the words homosexual and
8. What does the literary work suggest about the experience of groups of
people who have been ignored, underrepresented, or misrepresented by
traditional history (for example, laborers, prisoners, women, people of
color, lesbians and gay men, children, the insane, and so on)? Keep in
mind that new historical and cultural criticism usually include attention to
the intersection of the literary work with nonliterary discourses prevalent
in the culture in which the work emerged and/or in the cultures in which
it has been interpreted and often focus on such issues as the circulation of
power and the dynamics of personal and group identity.