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Queering the Fin de Siecle: Recognizing Queer Identities in the Modernist Era of Literature
December 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Senior English major and McGillicuddy Humanities Center fellow Connor Ferguson will present his project, “Queering the Fin de Siècle.”
This project focuses on the importance of recognizing queer identities in the modernist era of literature, the way industrialization and globalization affected queer individuals, and how the metaphorical “closet” is constructed both by society and by personal anxieties, particularly related to Virginia Woolf’s novels and Wilfred Owen’s poetry.