Problematising the Narrative of Coming Out: Explorations in Indian literary texts
Aneeta Rajendran, Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for gender studies, Lund University, "Problematising the Narrative of Coming Out: Explorations in Indian literary texts". The comming-out narrative has in many ways been valorised as the dominant narrative for gay/lesbian subjectivity. However, where does one come out to? Are all emergences equal? Can one come oute and for all? This talk considers these questions in relation to queer protagonists in contemporary Indian literatures, ans speculates on whether the narrative of coming out doesn´t blind us to other narrativisations of what it means to inhabit a non-normative sexual/gender identity.