Join us for the launch of Queer as Camp: Essays on Summer, Style and
Sexuality (Fordham, 2019) and meet one of the editors, Derritt Mason (U.
of Calgary, Canada). Here is some information about the book: «To camp
means to occupy a place and/or time provisionally or under special
circumstances. To camp can also mean to queer. And for many children and
young adults, summer camp is a formative experience mixed with
homosocial structure and homoerotic longing. In Queer as Camp, editors
Kenneth B. Kidd and Derritt Mason curate a collection of essays and
critical memoirs exploring the intersections of “queer” and “camp,”
focusing especially on camp as an alternative and potentially
nonnormative place and/or time.»
Derritt Mason is Assistant Professor of English at the University of
Calgary, where he teaches and researches at the intersection of
children’s and young adult literature, queer theory, and cultural
studies. He is the author of The Queer Anxieties of Young Adult
Literature and Culture (forthcoming, UP of Mississippi).
Venue: Litteraturhuset’s office
Free admission. Tea and coffee will be served.
22. aug 2019
18.00 - 19.00