Thursday, 08 September 2011 03:31

Exploring Gender: The Literature of Gender

Written by  Cael

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I spend a lot of my time reading, placing myself into stories to escape for a little while. It’s nice to find stories with characters in which you can see yourself. Which leads to this week’s post: a list of books or poems dealing with gender. Most of these I have read (or seen performed in some cases), some I have on my list to read. They all offer another perspective on gender, whether through the eyes of a character or an individual. If you would like to add any books or poems or review one on the list, please leave it in the comments.

1.   Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides

2.   Luna by Julie Anne Peters

3.   Orlando by Virginia Wolfe

4.   Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein (or anything else by her. I have seen her speak, and she is amazing.)

5.   She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan

6.   Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green

7.   Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

8.   M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

9.   Swingset by Andrea Gibson (Look it up on Youtube. I also recommend listening to all of her poetry.)

10. Hir by Alysia Harris and Alysha El Shamayleh

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