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Queer Theory

"Queer theorizing often foregrounds literature as its analytical object, demonstrating its utility as a tool for reading literature both for the sake of close reading to understand the text, and to theorize the world more broadly. Queer theory is not only applicable to texts with “queer” characters: it serves as more than a hermeneutic for reading nonnormative gender, sexuality, and sex. ..." – By Lilith Acadia

Trauma and Memory Studies

"More recent trauma research has also moved beyond a focus on finite events to examine the compounding strain of the everyday denigrations and aggressions faced by subordinated groups in tandem with long-term persecution and systemically induced precarity. Ultimately, then, the scale of trauma and memory studies has become not only global but also planetary in response to intensifying public anxiety about extinction events and climate change. ..." – By Karyn Ball

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