LGBTQ+ History Month reading group: 'Seven People Dancing'

LGBTQ+ History Month Reading Group: Queer Short Stories
12.15-1.30pm, Seminar Room A

This reading group celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month by taking a close look at some modern queer short stories (broadly conceived). Topics of conversation might include how moments in LBGTQ+ history are portrayed in fiction; how far queer identity or desire is a matter of interpretation in the chosen stories (and whether this matters), and what makes storytelling queer.
After a short introduction, each session will be discussion-based, so please read the stories in advance (contact Julyan Oldham for copies). No food will be provided, but feel free to bring your lunch! All are welcome.

Friday 2 Feb: ‘Mysterious Kôr’ by Elizabeth Bowen
Introduced by Julia Dallaway and Julyan Oldham
Friday 9 Feb: ‘You Are Jeff’ by Richard Siken / ‘this beautiful disaster’ by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Introduced by Amy Van Der Merwe
Friday 23 Feb: ‘Seven People Dancing’ by Langston Hughes
Introduced by Becca Bradburn