Aaron Jason


Department of English

(510) 885-3476
MB 2013
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Professional Focus

I examine historical elements, types and motifs found in various early works of contemporary (post-Stonewall) gay literature like Andrew Holleran’s Dancer from the Dance and Larry Kramer’s Faggots, illustrate how they give subsequent generations of readers a historical sense of community, as well as argued how they translate into myths for those generations who use them as a basis for history, identity and fiction.


  • BA Philosophy and English; CSU East Bay
  • MFA Creative Writing; The New School University


Not teaching this quarter.


The Coming of the Drag Queens & Other Stories, Suspect Thoughts (2009, under review)

“The One Ring,” I Do/I Don’t: Queers on Marriage.  Suspect Thoughts (2004)

Rhoda Damascus, a novel. Rep. Viglianno and Associates (2004. under review)

“Dungeons and Drag Queens,” Washington Square, New York: NYU UP (Winter 2003)

“The Coming of the Drag Queens.”  The Harrington Gay Fiction Quarterly (2001)

“Ryan’s Boys.” The Mississippi Review~Prize Issue. (Spring 2000)

“Night of the Blaze,” I See Gays” (issue 1, 1999)  

“Sara Coma.” Blithe House Quarterly (Winter 1999)

“Grace Under Lashes.” Men on Men 7: Best New Gay Fiction, New York: Putnam (1998)

“The Revelation of St. Mark’s.” (reprinted) Watershed. Chico, CA: Chico State UP (1997)

Grants and Awards

Robert V. Williams Award for Short Fiction, Judge (2002)

Lambda literary Conference Panelist, Moderator and Awards Judge (2001)

The Mississippi Review Annual Fiction Prize Runner Up (2000)

Lambda Literary Awards Nominee: Best Anthology Category, contributor (1999)

Robert V. Williams Award for Short Fiction, First Place (1996)

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