David Bergman, Professor of English at Towson State University, is author of Gaiety Transfigured: Gay Self-Representation in American Literature and editor of Camp Grounds and The Violet Quill Reader. His volume of poetry, Cracking the Code, won the George Elliston Poetry Prize.
Entries by David Bergman
literature >> American Literature: Gay Male, Post-Stonewall
After Stonewall, gay male literature became focused as a movement, aided by the development of gay newspapers, magazines, and quarterlies and the founding of serious gay and lesbian bookstores.
literature >> Camp
Combining elements of incongruity, theatricality, and exaggeration, camp is a form of humor that helps homosexuals cope with a hostile environment.
literature >> Ethnography
Ethnography, the description of indigenous non-European peoples by Euro-Americans, has been a safe way for writers to discuss homosexuality as a normal, non-pathological behavior.