112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature

Session Chair: 
Kevin Kearney, Palomar College
Session 3: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
Marriott Imperial


  1. Dennis Knight, North Carolina Central University
    Within the African American community, homosexual men are the targets of this bias. I focus within the African-American community to a group of men and women that identify themselves as homosexuals or part of the LGBTQA community. It is this group of people that are causing commotion and raising awareness about the treatment bestowed upon them by other African-Americans.
  2. Laura Chilcoat, University of Florida
    This paper will analyze the intersection of queerness and socialism in a late-nineteenth century text, Aimee Furniss, Scholar. An intensely erotic relationship between two women was written as a necessary stopping-point to a heterosexual relationship, showing the queerness that was often seen as an essential aspect of proper socialist subjects.
  3. Abbie L. Cory, Palomar College
    This paper explores selected works of several Irish queer/lesbian poets in order to demonstrate the ways in which their writing questions dominant cultural norms of gender and sexuality. These poems negotiate and challenge those norms and thus subvert hegemonic power relations.
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