02-08 Queer Folkloristics across Time and Space

Thursday, November 02, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Forum Suite

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the LGBTQIA+ Section

Chair: Andrea L. Glass (University of Delaware) and Cory W. Thorne (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

10:30 am
Queer Temporalities, Queer Affects, and Queer Failures: Folkloric Responses to Death and the Afterlife
Cory W. Thorne (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

11:00 am
The Strategy of the Commons: Queerness and Collaborative Economy in the Codroy Valley, Newfoundland
Roshni Caputo-Nimbark (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

11:30 am
From Gold Dust Women to Girls against God: Queer Awakenings and Spirituality in Feminist Music and Their Fan Communities
Andrea L. Glass (University of Delaware)

12:00 pm
optional discussion time

Following Kay Turner’s call for “Deep Folklore/Queer Folkloristics,” and building from the legendary scholarship and performances of 2SLGBTQI+ folklorists such as Gerald Davis, Polly Stewart, and Joe Goodwin, we continue to develop and refine our approaches to studying folklore through queer theory and of deepening queer theory through a folklore lens. Presenters will each take on various aspects of queer theory in relation to experiences of time and space, as well as spirituality and economics, while grounding queer theory in case studies that focus on creativity in everyday life.