Groundbreaking Lesbian and Gay Novels of the 20th Century

Robert Don Adams
Arts & Letters / Current Events

Course Description

In this lecture course, we will look at the groundbreaking mid-twentieth-century lesbian and gay novels of Patricia Highsmith and Christopher Isherwood that paved the way for later lgbtq+ writers openly to discuss homosexuality and sexual identity in their fiction. We will consider Highsmith’s pioneering 1952 novel, The Price of Salt, which later was made into the 2015 critically-acclaimed movie, Carol, directed by Todd Haynes. And we will consider Christopher Isherwood’s classic 1964 novel, A Single Man, often considered his best work, which was transformed memorably into film by Tom Ford in the 2009 movie of the same title.

About the Instructor

  • Professor R. Don Adams teaches courses in modern literature at FAU, where he has been a faculty member since 1994. Adams has been a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam and India and has published widely on lgbtq+ literature and intellectual history.

Upcoming programs presented by Robert Don Adams.

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One-Time W021922 Robert Don Adams Groundbreaking Lesbian and Gay Novels of the 20th Century
Wednesday, January 19: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm