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Recommended Books/Films


Jane Austen, “Emma”
Michael Cunningham, “The Hours”
Michael Cunningham, “A Home at the End of the World”
Ralph Ellison, “Invisible Man”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “Herland”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” 
William Shakespeare, “The Tempest” 
Maria Tatar, ed., “Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World”
Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give”
Monique Truong, “Bitter in the Mouth”
Alice Walker, “The Color Purple”
Virginia Woolf, “Orlando” 



Anne Frank, “The Diary of a Young Girl”
Samra Habib, “We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir” 
Anne Moody, “Coming of Age in Mississippi” 


Critical Theory 

Cordelia Fine, “Delusions of Gender”
Meg-John Baker, “Queer: A Graphic History”
Jack Halberstam, “Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal”
Caryn Tamber-Rosenau, “Women in Drag: Gender and Performance in the Hebrew Bible and Early Jewish Literature,” Biblical Intersections series.
Jane Ward, “Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men”
Jane Ward, “The Tragedy of Heterosexuality”
Susan Wendell, “The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability”  

Wisdom Commentary (Feminist Interpretations of the Bible) 


Bonnie S. Anderson and Judith P. Zinsser, “A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present”
Miguel A. De La Torre, “Reading the Bible from the Margins”
Danielle L. McGuire, “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power”
Amy Ellis Nutt, “Becoming Nicole: Transformation of an American Family”
Richard Plant, “The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals” 


Disability Studies  


Maria Mingus 



Leanne Betasamosake, “As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance” (2020)
bell hooks, “Teaching to Transgress 



English (many available online or purchase*):

“Ali Fear Eats the Soul”*
“Antonia’s Line” (1995)
“Bent” (1997)
“Borderlands/La Frontera” 
“Germany Pale Mother”*
“Girls in Uniform” (by Leontine Sagan)*
“Hunger Years” (by Jutta Brückner)
“I Am My Own Woman” (by Rosa von Praunheim)
“Invisible Adversaries”*
“Madame X” (by Ulrike Ottinger)
“Marianne and Juliane” (The German Sisters)
“Men (by Doris Dörrie)”*
“Mildred Pierce” (1945)
“Pandora’s Box” (by GW Pabst)
“Peppermint Peace” (by Marianne Rosenbaum)
“Portrait of a Woman Drinker” (Ticket of No Return) 
“Rosa Luxemburg”*
“Redupers—The All-around Reduced Personality”
“Sisters or the Balance of Happiness”*
“The Hours” (2002)
“The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum”*
“The Second Awakening of Christa Klages”*
“The Nasty Girl”*
“Orlando” (1992)

German (available on UH Kanopy):

“The Marriage of Maria Braun”
“Solo Sunny”
“Nowhere in Africa”
“Hannah Arendt”
“Coming Out”


“My Name is Khan” (2010)
“Pink” (2016)
“Sahib, Bibi aur Ghulam” (The King, Queen, and the Slave) (1962)
“Queen” (2013)
Deepa Mehta’s Elements Trilogy: “Fire” (1996), “Earth” (1998), “Water” (2005)

Immediately Available to Watch/Listen

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution”
The Danger of a Single Story, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”
Knock Down the House”
Dismantling the Single Story of Being Trans in Africa”