Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gay Fiction Exhibition

In conjunction with this year's Year of the Queer events, the library is exhibiting materials selected from its Gene Woodling Collection of Gay Fiction through Wed. March 20.  "Gay and Lesbian Literature of the 20th Century" focuses primarily on gay pulp fiction from the 1930s through 1970s.  Curated by college junior Alicia Gaber and college senior Lauren Vandemortel, with assistance from Assistant Professor of Sociology Greggor Mattson, the exhibition examines themes such as wartime settings, academic scholarship about homosexuality that influenced the various eras covered in the display, gay political and social movements contemporary to the publications in the exhibition, and works that were rejected by the gay community.  The exhibit is located on the main level just inside the entrance to Mudd Center.

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