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

Coalitional Feminisms

Session Chair: 
Melanie Hernandez, California State University, Fresno
Time: 
Session 4: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: 
Miller Hall 114

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Amber Cavazos, "California Polytechnic University, Pomona"
    Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market" problematizes Victorian notions of female agency and victimization. The queer sister bond between Laura and Lizzie complicates the established hierarchy by allowing for women to reclaim their limited power and combat the male dominated society. This subversion of oppression also anticipates the communal nature of current forms of feminism.
  2. Jamiee Cook, UC Santa Barbara
    This paper considers how exlusionary feminist politics of the 1960s and 70s gave rise to divisive and radical "feminist" lesbian separatist communities, which planted the seeds of trans-exclusionary queer politics in the decades to follow.
  3. Allen Baros, Gonzaga University
    Drag performer Adore Delano makes use of an identity in difference as a queer Chican@ chola in her 2014 music video “DTF”. This presentation explores how her queer Chican@ performance reimagines  intimacy as a political tool to undermined the exclusionary cultural logic of gentrification to create a borderlands primed for coalition building.
Session Cancelled: 
No