Puget Sound English Department

June 15, 2009

Books I’m (Probably) Teaching This Fall, Part 1

Filed under: Literature — tnimura @ 7:16 pm
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I’m rereading Leslie Feinberg‘s second novel, Drag King Dreams. The novel is set in post-9/11 NYC, with a multiracial, broadly-spectrum-gendered cast of characters, including the protagonist Max Rabinowitz. While the novel’s certainly not without its flaws (one being that it takes on so many issues, including anti-war protests, immigrant detention, video game avatars, transgendered identity), it certainly made me question my assumptions about gender and sexuality. Certainly, it’s one of the few literary works about coalition-building across many aspects of identity and difference, and this element gives it a special place on my office bookshelf.  (Professor Nimura)

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