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Dr. Yoandy Cabrera Ortega, Rockford University: "Queering Myth: Tragic Suspension as a Possible Theoretical Third Space"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of the Classics, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Archeological Institute of America (AIA) Central Illinois Chapter
Virtual
Date
Sep 25, 2020   2:00 pm  
Contact
Brett Kauffman
E-Mail
bsk@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

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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