Event Title

Queer and Transgender Representation in Latvian Émigré Literary Culture

Presentation Type

Presentation

Location

Richmond Center for Visual Arts - Room 2008

Start Date

24-3-2018 3:15 PM

End Date

24-3-2018 4:15 PM

Event Date

2018

Description

Latvian emigré literary culture was established in different countries where Latvian refugees of the Second World War were settled. Promoting the Latvian national identity and willing to represent it in the context of historical trauma and resistance went together with conservative stand of the Latvian intellectuals when the issues of gender and sexuality were discussed. However, as time went by and the sexual revolution of the 1960s came up, this stand was constantly challenged by the western contemporary culture and the ever changing social reality.

Comments

Kārlis Vērdiņš is a writer, editor and works in the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art at the University of Latvia. Currently he is pursuing a second doctorate in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Queer and Transgender Representation in Latvian Émigré Literary Culture

Richmond Center for Visual Arts - Room 2008

Latvian emigré literary culture was established in different countries where Latvian refugees of the Second World War were settled. Promoting the Latvian national identity and willing to represent it in the context of historical trauma and resistance went together with conservative stand of the Latvian intellectuals when the issues of gender and sexuality were discussed. However, as time went by and the sexual revolution of the 1960s came up, this stand was constantly challenged by the western contemporary culture and the ever changing social reality.