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The Tale of Q: April 13

The Tale of Q: An Introduction to Queer Philology

What can queer theory teach us about the study of historically distant
languages and documents?  This paper begins with the letter Q -- a letter
with a history queerer than one might think, unfolded in the work of the
sixteenth-century French humanist and printer Geoffroy Tory and through
early modern English dictionaries.  Q will help us to theorize what it
might mean to practice a "queer philology" -- as a way of understanding
both the sexualities of the early modern period and the methods we have
used to study them.

April 13th, 2000, 5:00 P.M. Auditorium, Scholarly Communication Center,
Alexander Library, College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Jeffrey Masten is the author of Textual Intercourse: Collaboration,
Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama (Cambridge, 1997), and
co-editor (with Peter Stallybrass and Nancy J. Vickers) of Language
Machines: Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production (Routledge,
1997).  His essays on topics in sexuality, gender, and the history of the
book have appeared in Queering the Renaissance, Field Work, ELH, Reading
Mary Wroth, and A New History of Early English Drama.  Masten is Associate
Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Northwestern

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