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John Hawley

Professor, Chair, English

Phone: (408) 554-4000 X 4956
Email: jhawley@scu.edu

Current Work

Hawley

LGBTQ America Today:Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture is a vibrant and rapidly evolving segment of the American mosaic. This book gives students and general readers a current guide to the people and issues at the forefront of contemporary LGBTQ America. Included are more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries on literature and the arts, associations and organizations, individuals, law and public policy concerns, health and relationships, sexual issues, and numerous other topics. Entries are written by distinguished authorities and cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students in social studies, history, and literature classes will welcome this book's illumination of American cultural diversity.

LGBTQ Americans have endured many struggles, and during the last decade in particular they have made tremendous contributions to our multicultural society. Drawing on the expertise of numerous expert contributors, this book gives students and general readers a current overview of contemporary LGBTQ American culture.

Sweeping in scope, the encyclopedia looks at literature and the arts, associations and organizations, individuals, law and public policy concerns, health and relationships, sexual practices, and various other areas.

Postcolonial, Queer:These thirteen essays address possible ramifications arising from the globalization of western notions of gay and lesbian identities. Examining postcolonial literature, economics, and psychology from a "queer" perspective leads to self-reflexive consideration of the canonization of postcolonial studies and queer theory in western academe.

Representative Publications

Editor, LGBTQ America Today, 3 vols.Greenwood Press.

Editor, Postcolonial, Queer: Theoretical Intersections.State University of New York Press, in series "Explorations in Postcolonial Studies," series editor Emmanuel Eze.

Editor, Postcolonial and Queer Theories: Intersections and Essays. Greenwood P, in series "Contributions to the Study of World Literature."

Guest editor, Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 10.1 Special Issue on postcolonial gay and lesbian writing.

"The Role of Sexuality in Nation-Building: Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy and Timothy Mo's The Redundancy of Courage."Tamkang Review (Taiwan) 31.4:117-34.

"Lavender Ain't Pink: Emerging Queer Self-Expression in a Non-White World," in Postcolonial Whiteness: A Critical Reader on Race and Empire, ed. Alfred J. López.State University of New York P.53-77.

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