Queer Desire on the Move: Resistance to Homoglobalization in World Literature in French

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Jarrod Hayes In the late 1990s, several conferences and, then, anthologies were devoted to the relation between globalization and homosexuality, representing not just a global turn in LGBTQ studies but also the ongoing queering of postcolonial theory. In this chapter, I would like to consider a connection between the debates that these conferences elicited and the recent phenomenon within “Francophone” studies that has consisted in a rejection of the very term “Francophone” — with its implied ghettoization, according to the proponents of this rejection — in favor of a littérature-monde. To do so, I will look at examples of writings by queers, queer writing, and even the queer in writings by the not-so-queer from Québec, Africa, and the Caribbean to provide an overview of the intersection between World Literature in French, on the one hand, and sexuality studies, on the other; to explore the tension between the globalizing tendencies of Western homosexuality...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrancophone Literatures as World Literature
EditorsChristian Moraru, Nicole Simek, Bertrand Westphal
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781501347177, 9781501347160
ISBN (Print)9781501347146
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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