Emily Roach, Tales of the City: Gay Male Authored Fiction and America’s Queer Geographies

When:
February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
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2018-02-03T10:45:00+00:00
Where:
Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archive
Library Square
Museum Street, York YO1 7DS
United Kingdom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
York LGBT History Month

This talk analyses place and space in a number of contemporary works of gay male authored American fiction. I take a journey from San Francisco’s Castro District to the discotheques of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and the beaches of Fire Island Pines. During that journey I explore theories on the unstable space of the closet, queer migration, rural queerness and critiques of the tendency to equate rural to urban geographical movement with coming of age and coming out.