‘”Show thy queere substance”: The Queer, the Early Modern and the Now’ is a one day symposium which seeks to consider two questions: firstly, what can queer frames tell us about Early Modern texts and contexts? Secondly, in what ways can the Early Modern (be it literature, culture or politics) speak to queer cultures in the present? Or, what do queer reiterations of Early Modern texts and contexts achieve in the present?
The symposium will be held at the University of Westminster on Saturday 8th July, with an evening reception on Friday 7th July (location tbc).
The symposium is supported by the Queer London Research Forum and the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster.