Bouncing Back

Queer Resilience in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century English Literature and Culture

Susanne Jung

Transcript-Verlag

Bouncing Back

Pub Date: March 2020

ISBN: 9783837650273

270 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Bouncing Back

Queer Resilience in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century English Literature and Culture

Susanne Jung

Transcript-Verlag

LGBTQ people have strategies of resilience at their disposal to help them deal with the challenge that heteronormativity as a power structure poses to their affective lives. This book makes the concept of resilience available to queer literary and cultural studies, analyzing these strategies in terms of narration, performance, bodies, and space. Resilience turns out to be a highly interactive mode of being in the world, which can set free creative energy as well as draw inspiration and energy from artistic work. Authors and artists discussed include Katherine Mansfield, Christopher Isherwood, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Jeanette Winterson, Michael Cunningham, and Ian McKellen.

About the Author

Susanne Jung, born in 1975, received her doctorate in English literature from the University of Tübingen. She studied English literature, musicology and pharmacy at universities in Tübingen, Norwich, and San Francisco.