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|Title:||Queer Alchemy: Fabulousness in Gay Male Literature and Film|
|Authors:||Buzny, John Andrew|
|Keywords:||English Language and Literature;English Language and Literature|
|Abstract:||<p>This thesis prioritizes the role of the Fabulous, an underdeveloped critical concept, in the construction of gay male literature and film. Building on Heather Love's observation that queer communities possess a seemingly magical ability to transform shame into pride - queer alchemy - I argue that gay males have created a genre of fiction that draws on this alchemical power through their uses of the Fabulous: fabulous realism. To highlight the multifarious nature of the Fabulous, I examine Thomas Gustafson's film Were the World Mine, Tomson Highway's novel Kiss of the Fur Queen, and Quentin Crisp's memoir The Naked Civil Servant.</p>|
|Appears in Collections:||Open Access Dissertations and Theses|
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