Research Poster: 'Playing Sexuality: The Role of Contemporary Drama in Diversifying Understandings of Queer Identities'

Poster presentation on 'Angels in America' and the concept of a homogenous queer identity.

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Here is a brief presentation of some of the research I conducted this past summer. There's a lot more where this came from so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything in further detail.

Shane Coleman Macken

Laidlaw Scholar @ Trinity College Dublin, School of English, Trinity College Dublin

I am a third year English Literature and History student in Trinity College Dublin. My research under the Laidlaw Programme focuses on Tony Kushner's 1991 play Angels in America, and its role in deconstructing the homogenous queer identity. During my first summer, I will carried out close textual analysis of the play, consulted criticism of Kushner's work, and applied leading queer literary theorists' work to Angels in America. In Summer 2021, I will be working with the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival to produce an anthology of plays by Irish based queer playwrights as well as online productions during Dublin Pride. (he/him)