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...
|Title of host publication||Francophone Literatures as World Literature|
|Editors||Christian Moraru, Nicole Simek, Bertrand Westphal|
|Place of Publication||New York NY USA|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781501347177, 9781501347160|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|