This panel focuses on the relationship between autofictional literary productions and the body in contemporary Francophone queer writing. We welcome papers that examine problems of sexuality, intimacy, violence and agency while exploring queerness as a positioning in relation to (hetero)normative literary and cultural narratives. Works of autofiction often present ontological experience alongside otherwise (im)possible realities through innovative textual mechanisms. Within this space, the body emerges at the intersection of performativity and the reality of lived experience. In this way, queer textual bodies can change in interesting ways the very nature of “Francophonie” through their stretching and reworking of its boundaries.
Please send 250-word abstracts in English, with contact information, by June 14th.
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