Queer Girls in Class

Lesbian Teachers and Students Tell Their Classroom Stories

by Lori Horvitz (Volume editor)
©2011 Textbook XII, 184 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 397


Queer Girls in Class:. is a compilation of personal essays by lesbian teachers and students who speak about sexual identity and its influence on the teaching and learning process. The mission of this anthology is to provide, through personal stories, an analysis of how sexuality – specifically, how identifying as a queer woman – can affect classroom dynamics in high school and university settings. Despite a perceived cultural acceptance of the GLBTQ community in the media, many gays and lesbians still suffer from their own internalized homophobia, as well as the homophobia of the outside world. These twenty-six essays give readers the opportunity to recognize, connect with, and critically think about the personal and political challenges and triumphs that queer women, whether out of the closet or not, have experienced in the classroom and beyond.


XII, 184
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
Coming Out Pedagogy Education Lesbian Gay Sexuality Queer Teachers Gender University Queer Students Queer Classroom Narratives
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2011. XII, 184 pp.

Biographical notes

Lori Horvitz (Volume editor)

Lori Horvitz’ short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction have appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies including Southeast Review, Hotel Amerika, Thirteenth Moon and Quarter After Eight. The recipient of an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College, and a PhD in English from SUNY Albany, she has been awarded writing fellowships from Yaddo, Ragdale, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Cottages at Hedgebrook, and Fundación Valparaiso. She is Associate Professor of Literature and Language at UNC-Asheville, where she teaches courses in creative writing, literature and women’s studies.


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