All Y'All: Queering Southernness in Recent US Fiction

Heidi Siegrist
“All y’all” is redundant, but it describes a greater inclusiveness than “y’all” might accommodate. The South has long been considered the nation’s “queer” region; and yet it has also been considered a space inhospitable to queer life. Even so, popular interest in “the South” has long centered on ideas of otherness and backwardness; affective states of alienation and loss; and failure to adapt to, or refusal to participate in, the mainstream—the same preoccupations of major...
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