Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights

BIBLIOGRAPHY Works by Leo F. Cabranes - Grant Plays Motherlands ( coauthored by Brenda Cotto , Noelia Ortiz , Tina D'Elia , and Ophelia Navarro ) . ... Modern Language Association of America , 1997. ... Emily 72 GAY POETS AND PLAYWRIGHTS.

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313322325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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With a few notable exceptions, gay artists of earlier generations felt compelled to avoid sexual candor in their writings. Conversely, most contemporary gay poets and playwrights are free from such constraints and have created a remarkable body of work. This reference is a guide to their creative achievements. Alphabetically arranged entries present 62 contemporary gay American poets and dramatists. A number of these writers are well known, including Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, and Allen Ginsberg. Others, such as Alan Bowne, Timothy Liu, and Robert O'Hara, merit wider recognition. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.
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Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States 2 volumes

Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999. ... Outside the Lines: Talking with Gay Poets. ... Contemporary Gay American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook.

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313348600

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts. • Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries discuss authors, literary works, movements, genres, and social issues • An alphabetical list of entries offers a quick survey of the encyclopedia's contents • A guide to related topics quickly and conveniently directs readers to entries likely to interest them • Bibliographies for specific entries help students find sources of additional information on specialized topics • A selected, general bibliography directs students to the most helpful print and electronic resources on contemporary LGBTQ American literature
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A to Z of American Women Writers

Recommended Sources on American Women Writers Halper, Donna L. Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in ... Latina Self-Portraits: Interviews with Contemporary Women Writers. ... Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights.

Author: Carol Kort

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438107936

Category: Literary Criticism

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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.
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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature I M

Douglas Sadownick's Sacred Lips of the Bronx ( 1994 ) strives to integrate his gay lifestyle and his Jewishness while discovering passion and love with a gay Puerto Rican man . ... Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights .

Author: Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031333062X

Category: American literature

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Alphabetically arranged entries in five chronological volumes focus on individual authors, works, and topics related to multiethnic American literature.
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Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

Still Acting Gay: Male Homosexuality in Modern Drama. ... “We Will Be Citizens”: New Essays on Gay and Lesbian Theatre. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland ... Nelson, Emmanuel S. Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights: An A-toZ Guide.

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810879506

Category: Performing Arts

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Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost continuous change. It covers the ever-changing history of the American theater with emphasis on major movements, persons, plays, and events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American theater.
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For the Gay Stage

Curtin, Kaier: “We Can Always Call Them Bulgarians”: The Emergence of Lesbians and Gay Men on the American Stage. Alyson, 1987. de Jongh, Nicholas. ... Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights: An A-to-Z Guide. Greenwood, 2003.

Author: Drewey Wayne Gunn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670195

Category: Performing Arts

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Previous surveys of the gay theatrical repertoire have concentrated on plays produced on Broadway or in London's West End. This comprehensive guide goes well beyond these earlier studies by introducing productions from Off Broadway, from regional theaters in the U.S. and U.K., and from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Also included are Puerto Rican, Indian and Filipino plays written in English, as well as translations from other languages. Well over half of the works discussed here appear for the first time in such a study.
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The Underground Railroad in African American Literature

In addition to journal articles , previous publications include contributions to the Gale Group's The Dictionary of Literary Biography : American Women Prose Writers ( 1998 ) and to Emmanuel Nelson's Contemporary Gay American Poets and ...

Author: Darcy Zabel

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820468169

Category: Literary Criticism

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The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature offers a brief history of the African American experience of the railroad and the uses of railroad history by a wide assortment of twentieth-century African American poets, dramatists, and fiction writers. Moreover, this literary history examines the ways in which trains, train history, and legendary train figures such as Harriet Tubman and John Henry have served as literary symbols. This repeated use of the train symbol and associated train people in twentieth-century African American literature creates a sense of literary continuity and a well-established aesthetic tradition all too frequently overlooked in many traditional approaches to the study of African American writing. The metaphoric possibilities associated with the railroad and the persistence of the train as a literary symbol in African American writing demonstrates the symbol's ongoing literary value for twentieth-century African American writers - writers who invite their readers to look back at the various points in history where America got off track, and who also dare to invite their readers to imagine an alternate route for the future.
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African American Dramatists An A to Z Guide

"Playwright O'Hara a Slave to His Work.” Press Democrat 11 Jan. 1998: Q13. ... "An Interview with Playwright Robert O'Hara.” San Francisco Bay View 8 Mar. ... Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson.

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313052897

Category: Literary Criticism

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Despite their significant contributions to the American theater, African American dramatists have received less critical attention than novelists and poets. This reference offers thorough critical assessments of the lives and works of African American playwrights from the 19th century to the present. The book alphabetically arranges entries on more than 60 dramatists, including James Baldwin, Arna Bontemps, Ossie Davis, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a summary of the playwright's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. African American dramatists have made enormous contributions to the theater and their works are included in numerous editions and anthologies. Some of the most popular plays of the 20th century have been written by African Americans, and high school students and undergraduates study their works. But for all their popularity and influence, African American playwrights have received less critical attention than poets and novelists. This reference offers thorough critical assessments of more than 60 African American dramatists from the 19th century to the present.
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Antiquity Now

The Classical World in the Contemporary American Imagination Thomas E. Jenkins ... McLaughlin, Ellen (2005) The Greek Plays. ... Nelson, E. S. (2003) Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights: An A-to-Z Guide.

Author: Thomas E. Jenkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316297834

Category: History


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Written in a lively and accessible style, Antiquity Now opens our gaze to the myriad uses and abuses of classical antiquity in contemporary fiction, film, comics, drama, television - and even internet forums. With every chapter focusing on a different aspect of classical reception - including sexuality, politics, gender and ethnicity - this book explores the ideological motivations behind contemporary American allusions to the classical world. Ultimately, this kaleidoscope of receptions - from calls for marriage equality to examinations of gang violence to passionate pleas for peace (or war) - reveals a 'classical antiquity' that reconfigures itself daily, as modernity explains itself to itself through ever-expanding technologies and media. Antiquity Now thus examines the often-surprising redeployment of the art and literature of the ancient world, a geography charged with especial value in the contemporary imagination.
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A Study Guide for Lanford Wilson s Angels Fall

Berkowitz, Gerald M., American Drama of the Twentieth Century, Longman Publishing, 1992, pp. 181–84. ... Lawson, D. K., "Lanford Wilson," in Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights: An A–to–Z Guide, edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410339942

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Lanford Wilson's "Angels Fall," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
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