When:
Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 5:00p -
6:00p

Where:
Historic New England
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA

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Admission:
$5-25

Categories:
History, LGBT, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://my.historicnewengland.org/6800/novel

The popularity of James Baldwin’s "Giovanni’s Room" (1956), Armistead Maupin’s "Tales of the City" (1978-2014), and Hanya Yanagihara’s recent hit "A Little Life" (2015) indicates the profound connection people feel with LGBTQ+ fiction. But who authored the first gay American novel? Scholars have proposed origins for the tradition in Margaret Sweat's "Ethel's Love-Life" (1859) and Bayard Taylor's "Joseph and His Friend: A Tale of Pennsylvania" (1870).

However, Professor Don James McLaughlin of the University of Tulsa makes the case in this virtual talk that "A Marsh Island" (1885), a little-known novel serialized in The Atlantic by Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), is significant for being the first novel to explore major, now-familiar facets of a burgeoning modern gay American consciousness.

Notes: Cosponsored by The History Project.

The link for the webinar will be sent in a separate email prior to the event. Advance tickets are required. Please call 617-994-6679 for more information.

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