S202. Lambda Literary Fellows on Transnational and Intersectional Queer Fiction

Room 217A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm

 

Recent fiction has increasingly featured diverse local and global representations of queer identities. But the concept of queerness also conveys a nonnormative, nonessentialist, anti-identity stance. Mindful of this inherent tension, this panel of 2018 Lambda Literary fellows engages with the following questions: What forms does, and can, queerness take in fiction? And what roles do nationality and intersectionality play in how queer writers explore questions of identity?


Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Event_Outline.pdf

Participants

Moderator:

Serkan Gorkemli’s fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Foglifter, and Chelsea Station. His book Grassroots Literacies: Lesbian and Gay Activism and the Internet in Turkey won the 2015 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award. He is a 2018 Lambda Literary fellow and an associate professor of English at UConn.

Javier Fuentes is a Spanish American writer. He holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University where he was a teaching fellow in the undergraduate writing program. A 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow, Javier is working on a novel against the cliches of being queer, undocumented, and marginalized.

Melissa Nigro is a queer writer working on a collection of short stories set in Eden, a dying Californian gold rush town. They are a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow and their fiction has appeared in The Knicknackery and Emerge: The 2018 Lambda Fellows Anthology.

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is the author of a story collection, The Foley Artist. He has received fellowships from The Center for Fiction, Lambda Literary, and has taught at Columbia University and Boston College. He is a board member of Kundiman.

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March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center

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