Rethinking the Politics of Literature
Vulnerable Fictions: Queer Youth, Storytelling, and Narratives of Victimization
This essay puts theoretical writing on youth, sexuality, and queer pedagogy into conversation with Francesca Lia Block’s novels Weetzie Bat and Baby Be-Bop. Moving away from narratives of victimization, I propose a theory of “storying” that foregrounds how the terms of self-reference used by queer youth are established through stories told by others.
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