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Sunday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 9B, ACC

Is the Short Story Queer?

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A special session. Presiding: Christopher Looby, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

Speakers: GerShun Avilez, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Dorri Beam, Syracuse Univ.; Shannon Brennan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Natasha Hurley, Univ. of Alberta; Kate Krueger, Arkansas State Univ.; Jennifer Schnepf, Harvard Univ.; Omari Weekes, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Is there something queer about the short story? Is it the perverse narrative “other” of the novel’s heteronormative proclivities? Discussion of relations between sexuality and narrative scale in such short story writers as James Baldwin, Ambrose Bierce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Radclyffe Hall, Bret Harte, W. W. Jacobs, Sarah Orne Jewett, Edgar Allan Poe, Makeda Silvera, and Gertrude Stein.

For abstracts and stories, write to clooby@humnet.ucla.edu after 1 Dec.

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