Queering the Writing Center: Shame, Attraction, and Gay Male Identity
In this thesis, the author presents analysis of interviews with 7 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) writing center consultants presented through the analytical frameworks of queer and affect theory. By focusing specifically on two of the interviews with gay male consultants, this thesis discusses how the performance or expression of LGBTQ gender and sexual identities within writing center sessions at times both negatively and positively affects consulting methods and the session as a whole. Along with gender and sexuality, the thesis discusses how feelings of same-sex attraction and shame, stemming from their LGBTQ identities, affected consultants and sessions in varying ways. The thesis concludes with strategies to use in helping to facilitate professional development conversations around issues and concerns that LGBTQ consultants may have. The conclusion also critiques the idea of a safe space that is commonly used in diversity training, and instead presents the tenets of a brave space.
Rose, Rexford. (May 2016). Queering the Writing Center: Shame, Attraction, and Gay Male Identity (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/5348.)
Rose, Rexford. Queering the Writing Center: Shame, Attraction, and Gay Male Identity. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, May 2016. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/5348. August 13, 2022.
Rose, Rexford, “Queering the Writing Center: Shame, Attraction, and Gay Male Identity” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, May 2016).
Rose, Rexford. Queering the Writing Center: Shame, Attraction, and Gay Male Identity [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; May 2016.
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