English

Queer / LGBTQ+ Literature: The 21st Century Week-Long Intensive

From the early 1900s to today, queer literature has gone through significant movements. In this summer intensive learners will study post-2000 queer literature.
Val Gryphin
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55 minutes

per class

4x per week

over 1 week

13-18

year olds

2-12

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

In addition to being a member of, and active in, many aspects of the queer community, including activism and visibility, I also raised and homeschooled a queer child. The critical component of my MFA degree was on the history of queer protagonists in mainstream literature, a paper that was later published, and I have continued to expand on that research for further publication.
Homework will consist of assigned readings from a list provided for before each class, some of which will be online.
Notebook/paper and pencil/pen. A handout will be given each class for reference, but printing it is optional.
3 hours 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
When discussing themes, histories, and patterns in queer literature, parents should be aware that somewhat challenging topics such as homophobia, racism, depression, and others will inevitably be discussed, as these topics are a part of many queer people’s lives, and therefore their literature. These topics will be handled sensitively, and in the context of the work and the author’s lives. Literature referenced will be from both the adult and YA cannon, but while a novel as a whole might contain sexual or violent themes, the assigned readings will not contain gratuitous sex or violence.

Teacher

Val GryphinEducator / Publisher / Author / Editor / Business Owner
43 total reviews
132 completed classes

About Me

Greetings! My name is Val. I’m an editor, publisher, educator, and, of course, a voracious writer and reader, particularly in the scifi, fantasy, and mainstream genres. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Johnson State, and a Master of... 
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