Title

Queer Hybridity and Performance in the Multimedia Texts of Arroyo and Lozada

Publication Date

12-31-2014

Document Type

Article

Abstract

In his article "Queer Hybridity and Performance in the Multimedia Texts of Arroyo and Lozada" Ed Chamberlain examines the unconventional writing of Puerto Rican writers Rane Arroyo and .gel Lozada. Arroyo and Lozada craft texts which can be interpreted as performances and these performative texts blend internet-based writings with more traditional genres including the novel and poetry. Arroyo's and Lozada's stylistic approaches exhibit a queer sensibility which resembles the way in which Latina/o queer people construct and perform their cultural identities. Chamberlain argues that these queer performances suggest we can neither create nor identify absolute truth in matters of identity and sexuality. Thus it becomes necessary to embrace the fiction and playfulness of everyday life whether it be online or face-to-face.

Publication Title

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

Volume

16

Issue

5

DOI

10.7771/1481-4374.2251

Version

open access