Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Romance Languages and Literature: Hispanic Studies

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Type



In Feeling Women’s Cuir Culture: Reparative criticisms, Temporal Displacements I identify cuir moments, that is instances scattered through time when heteropatriarchal structures are troubled to later use that troubling either as a political force or an epistemological moment. I argue that women’s cuir cultural production uses negative feelings to unmake normative structures; therefore, keywords in this production are able to reorient us to empathetic practices of cultural criticism. Throughout a diverse corpus that ranges from the analysis of canonical literary figures such as Inés Arredondo to visual culture and fashion, from a Brazilian graphic novel to drag performances in the thirties, I aim to create and dismantle an affective cuir gendered canon that exceeds narratives of the nation, modernity, and the lettered city.


English (en)

Chair and Committee

Stephanie Kirk

Committee Members

Elzbieta Sklodowska, Rebecca Wanzo, Emily Hind,