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"Queering Myth: Tragic Suspension as a Possible Theoretical Third Space" - Classics and AIA Talks - Dr. Yoandy Cabrera Ortega

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Department of the Classics, cosponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Sep 25, 2020   2:00 pm  
Dr. Yoandy Cabrera
Brett Kauffman
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Spanish and Portuguese Calendar

Join the Department of the Classics and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as they host this semester's first Classics and AIA Talk with guest speaker Dr. Yoandy Cabrera Ortega from Rockford University. Joining virtually, Dr. Ortega will discuss "Queering Myth: Tragic Suspension as a Possible Theoretical Third Space"


Abstract: Dr. Cabrera will present and analyze the concepts of myth, tragedy, and queerness to highlight what they have in common: Elasticity, suspension, liminality... From those theoretical connections, this study will display a plural and a diverse number of examples which range from Homer to the present day. The main goal of this presentation is to read part of the classical tradition as a potential third space that is neither Mexican nor American, it is neither Spanish nor English, it is neither feminine nor masculine. Or it is all these things at the same time. A new third identity created from mythology, femininity, and transgression against any apparatus of capture.


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