116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Queer Literature, Film, and Theory

Presiding Officer: 
Elizabeth Blake, Haverford College

Refusing to define the boundaries of queer theory Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner argued in 1995 that it “cannot be assimilated to a single discourse let alone a propositional program.” In the years since queer theory has, if anything, become more varied in its methods, approaches, and objects. What has persisted is a resistance to assimilation and a refusal to be pinned down, delimited, or reduced to an abstraction. This special session invites papers that engage with queerness in all its varied instantiations, with a particular welcome for those that think of queerness as a theoretical, formal, or literary mode, as well as papers invested in intersectional thinking and/or queer of color critique. We also invite papers that address the special conference theme, “Acting Roles Stages, ” by considering queer performance and performativity.

Closed (not accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
Special Session