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Publication - Dr Connor Doak

    Transnational Encounters: LGBT Writing across Borders

    Citation

    Doak, C, 2019, ‘Transnational Encounters: LGBT Writing across Borders’. in: Andy Byford, Connor Doak, Stephen Hutchings (eds) Transnational Russian Studies. Liverpool University Press

    Abstract

    This chapter explores how imaginative literature is implicated in, and responds to, the geopolitical rift between Russia and the West on LGBT issues. I explore how sexuality and national identity intersect in literary texts when contemporary Russian writers depict LGBT communities or individuals in the West. I demonstrate that imaginative literature not only reveals how individuals narrate and construct their sexual and gender identity in relation to nationality, but also suggest that literature can challenge the national narratives that have sprung up in the current geopolitical climate.

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