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394. Appraising and Reappraising Canonicity in the Work of Four US Queer Writers of Color

Friday, 10 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Old Town, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Aureliano DeSoto, Metropolitan State Univ.

1. "James Baldwin's Queer Utility: The Paradox of Black Gay Male Literary Tradition," Matt Brim, Coll. of Staten Island, City Univ. of New York

2. "'When My Brother Fell': The Queer Melancholy in the Works of Essex Hemphill," Lisa Guerrero, Washington State Univ., Pullman

3. "Will Success Spoil CherrĂ­e Moraga?" Aureliano DeSoto

4. "'Conquering Immortality': Revisiting Gil Cuadros's City of God as Historical Past and Queer Future," Laura Westengard, New York City Coll. of Tech., City Univ. of New York


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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