Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

by Johnson, Nicolas J., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 78; 10263287
Abstract (Summary)

Queered is a collection of short stories revolving around issues of queer identity, both contemporary and historical, that reflect the diversity of the LGBTQIA community and the relational dynamics of those associated with such labels. In their own way, these stories seek to shine a light on what is not talked about, those left behind, and the aftermath of truth. Although Queered takes on a myriad of topics and roles from gay parents to gay children, virgins to prostitutes, minorities to pedophiles, it is worth noting this collection functions in a limited capacity and does not presume to cover or represent all facets related to the LGBTQIA community. The language is vivid and highly characterized, written in strong consideration of the character’s own thoughts and kept accurate to time and region. Plot is secondary to character, always. It is my sincere hope that conversations in writing become conversations in life, that exposure breeds awareness, awareness fosters change, and change engenders acceptance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Greenberg, Suzanne
Commitee: Glatt, Lisa, Hernandez, David
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: English
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing, LGBTQ studies
Keywords: Fiction, Gay, Identity, LGBT, Queer, Youth
Publication Number: 10263287
ISBN: 978-1-369-71608-5
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