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Passings, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D. Jan 2015

Passings, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D.

Faculty Publications

The author, a heterosexual woman, and Gordon Bernstein, a gay man, have been friends and research collaborators since 1995. In 2004, the author accompanied Gordon on a trip to his hometown of Philadelphia to conduct fieldwork and interview family members. This project ethnographically explored personal and relational opportunities and challenges associated with coming out in a family system defined by avoidant communication, hegemonic masculinity, and terminal illness.


State Of Unions: Politics And Poetics Of Performance, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D. Jan 2015

State Of Unions: Politics And Poetics Of Performance, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D.

Faculty Publications

At the 2005 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, the author delivered a poem and slide show, “The State of Unions: Activism (and In-Activism) in Decision 2004.” The performance processed the election in the context of her research community, a network of gay male friends—marginalized by sexual orientation but privileged by sex, gender expression, race, class, and education. Audience members offered mixed responses, some praising its provocative content, others criticizing the author’s position and tone, which some perceived as hostile, even as “gay bashing.”


Wedding Album: An Antiheterosexist Performance Text, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D. Jan 2015

Wedding Album: An Antiheterosexist Performance Text, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D.

Faculty Publications

Historical and personal snapshots of weddings become poetic stanzas that advocate for marriage equality and for a social safety net strong enough to protect the human rights and meet the human needs of everyone, regardless of relational—or any other—status


0829: John Mckernan Collection, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2015

0829: John Mckernan Collection, Marshall University Special Collections

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The John McKernan Collection contains mostly published materials that John McKernan collected related to his own poetry. There are a limited number of non-McKernan publications that he saved.


Damas Y Caballeros, Guadalupe Mendez Jan 2015

Damas Y Caballeros, Guadalupe Mendez

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Collected Poetry - Manuscript over socio - political and culturally relevant context.


Food Work, Siobhan K. Phillips Jan 2015

Food Work, Siobhan K. Phillips

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In this essay, Phillips navigates her complicated relationship with food: growing up in a macrobiotic household, taking on the responsibility of cooking with two working parents; dining under the financial restraints of graduate school; facing an eating disorder and deteriorating health; and, throughout, reckoning the complex cultural and sociopolitical underpinnings of our food choices and problems. Various food movements are addressed, assessed, and shot through with personal reflection.


Male Development In Young Adult Novels: Mapping The Intersections Between Masculinity, Fatal Illness, Male Queerness, And Brotherhood, Ruth Nelson Jan 2015

Male Development In Young Adult Novels: Mapping The Intersections Between Masculinity, Fatal Illness, Male Queerness, And Brotherhood, Ruth Nelson

Departmental Honors Projects

Since 2000, Young Adult (YA) literature has grown exponentially. The subgenres of cancer novels (teen “sick-lit”) and LGBTQ fiction, in particular, have experienced a recent surge in popularity. The novels in these subgenres that feature young men as the affected characters (diagnosed with cancer and/or identifying as gay or queer) are particularly interesting because of the threats that these experiences pose to heteronormative masculinity. Because this fiction is directed at an impressionable audience in the process of forming their identities, the novels’ representations of gender could have a strong influence over readers’ gender identity development. Researchers have begun exploring ...