Outside Looking In: Representations of Gay and Lesbian Experiences in the Young Adult Novel.St. Clair, Nancy
Abstract: Surveys numerous young adult novels that contain homosexual themes and characters. Finds that the representation of homosexual experience falls into three broad categories: novels depicting homosexuality as a "tragic flaw"; novels in which adolescent homosexuality became increasingly complex and decreasingly moralistic; and novels in which gay characters and issues are depicted sympathetically but are of secondary concern. (SR)
Title: Outside Looking In: Representations of Gay and Lesbian Experiences in the Young Adult Novel.
Author: St. Clair, Nancy
Journal Citation: ALAN Review, v23 n1 p38-43 Fall 1995
Publication Year: 1995
Document Type: Evaluative Report (142); Journal Article (080)
Target Audience: Policymakers
ERIC Identifier: EJ515796
Clearinghouse Identifier: CS750944
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Descriptors: * Adolescent Literature; Homophobia; * Homosexuality; Literature Appreciation; Reading Research; Secondary Education
Identifiers: *Homosexual Literature