Queer Seminar at Centre for gender studies
Welcome to the Queer Seminar at Centre for gender studies, Lund University.
The Queer seminar is a transdisciplinary seminar on queer theories, queer cultures, queer activisms.
The lectures are held in the language indicated in the title, and you can also participate in the discussion in Swedish. The Queer seminar welcomes all who are interested
December 14: Aneeta Rajendran, Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for gender studies, Lund University
Problematising the Narrative of Coming Out: Explorations in Indian literary texts
The coming-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 out once and for all? Can one do without coming out?
This talk considers these questions in relation to queer protagonists in contemporary Indian literatures, and 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.