Pres 5 - WGST 309 Sexual Diversities Intro to LGBT Studies...

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Unformatted text preview: WGST 309, Sexual Diversities: Intro to LGBT Studies February 1: The Pre-Stonewall Era Yvonne Ivory, Ph.D. The 20 th Century (pre-1960s) 1900-1969: Deviants and Doctors – The triumph of the ‘medical model’ (64): Freud Ellis, Hirschfeld widely read – Medical model embraced by many who experienced non-heterosexual desires (Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness : internalized homophobia?) (Meem 67, 70) – Flip side: the pseudo-science of degeneration / degeneracy – Opposite of progressive evolution or even natural variation: decay, backsliding – The “‘Gay is Sick’ Shrinks”: domineering mothers, passive fathers, etc. etc. – Use Freud, but ignore his final word on the matter – Physical & surgical interventions (“cures”); institutionalization; “moral insanity” The 20 th Century (pre-1960s) 1900-1969: Urban enclaves – Berlin, 1900-1920s The Eldorado; Else Lasker-Schuler; Gay cabaret (Rosa Valetti); US/British ex-pats (Isherwood, Sackville-West) – Paris, 1920s Natalie Barney ; Gertrude Stein & Alice B Toklas ; Colette; Renee Vivien; Romaine Brooks...
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Pres 5 - WGST 309 Sexual Diversities Intro to LGBT Studies...

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