Queer & Trans Aesthetics panel at PAMLA 2023

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific, Ancient, and Modern Language Association
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This session seeks to answer the question: in what ways do queer and trans writers revise and recreate established generic modes and forms (or fashion entirely new ones) to depict queer and trans stories? How are queer and trans writers (especially queer and trans writers of color, disabled writers, and the global working class) experimenting with genre and aesthetics to depict intersectional queer and trans experiences? In a time of unprecedented legislative attacks against queer and trans people in the United States, this panel turns its attention to the ways that writers work formally to tell the stories of queer and trans lives amidst ongoing social and legislative hostilities.

submit abstracts at this link: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18798