Love Friendship, Bed Sharing: Abraham Lincoln & His Contemporaries
Abraham Lincoln & Joshua Seed
Rise of Conception of Homosexual Abraham Lincoln:
1996 Bob Dole was courting religious right and returns donation from gay
republican group; pro-gay group s
It Girls, Yale Men, and Heterosexuality
Separating sexuality from gender produces:
Gender-normative lesbians and gay men
Heterosexuals as the flapper
a. Why did sexuality emerge?
Consumer culture with its elicitation of desire
Freudian theories of
The Harlem Renaissance, the Pansy and Sapphic Crazes, and the Making of Urban Gay
1. Development of Urban Gay Enclaves
a. Urban complexity and anonymity
b. Commercialization of domestic services
2. Gay enclaves developed in
a. Bohemian neig
Rise of heterosexuality/homosexuality/gay/lesbian/division of peoples.
Queer culture was important in history. It did not rise up in the shadows of history; it rose
Queers and normal need each other to define themselves by what they are not.
READ FRANCES WILLARDS DIARY FOR SECTION THIS WEEK!
Outline of lecture:
Mid 19c Frances Willard & Romantic friendship
Late 19c M. Carey Thomas the New Woman, and Boston Marriages
Early 20th c, the second generation of New Women, mannish women, and lesbian
Lecture Outline: Why did the Puritans punish sexual activity?
Lust fosters disobedience
Everyone a sinner
The covenant with God
Why did the colony of New Haven execute two men for sodomy?
William Plaine, 1646
Hanged for sodomy;
New Discourses of (Male) Desire
Outline of Lecture:
Early networks of gay intellectuals
Greek love, or the love of youth
John Addington Symonds (1840-93)
Anne Lister (1701 1840)
The manly love of comrades
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
Edward Carpenter (1
Trans/Gender: The Berdache, Passing Women, and Fe/Male Impersonators
Outline of Lecture:
1. Sex, gender, and sexuality
2. Changing scientific terms and concepts
3. The performativity of a natural woman
4. The native American berdache
a. In Spanish conques