[email protected]: [email protected] Gender and Genre in [email protected] Literature, Performance, and Visual Art


Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships




This project explores the concept of [email protected] as a new configuration of identities, bodies, and families beyond binaries, kinships, and borders in culture and society. In addition, “[email protected]” offers alternatives to categories of knowledge in traditional genres and disciplines, evidenced in the fashionable and flourishing transdisciplinary canon of [email protected] literature, performance, and visual art. The project focuses on the literary and performance art work of Akwaeke Emezi’s “Freshwater,” Alok Vaid-Menon’s “Beyond the Gender Binary,” Jacob Tobia’s “Sissy,” Andrea Gibson’s “Lord of the Butterflies,” Rivers Solomon’s “The Unkindness of Ghosts,” Danez Smith’s “Homie,” and Andrea Lawlor’s “Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl.”