Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
In this dissertation, I argue that queer death is a chief site of political struggle over gender, race, and sexuality in contemporary culture. I consider myriad archives in the aftermath of three queer suicides, an aggregate of discourses I call cultural wakes, to examine how white affective investments circulate around the forces of racism, sexism, and citizenship. I place in situ the trauma of queer pain and loss against the global backdrop of public emotionality.
Schares, Evan, "An Archive of Pain: In Queer Suicide's Cultural Wake" (2019). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 4832.