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Drexel Writing Festival 2024 – Discussion and Workshop with Mark McBeth, Author of Queer Literacies

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

11:00 AM-12:20 PM

Mark McBeth teaches undergraduates in the English Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and PhD candidates at The Graduate Center, CUNY. McBeth specializes in composition and rhetoric at the intersections of literacy studies and Queer theory. His recent book Queer Literacies: Discourses & Discontents examines the homophobic discourses of the 20th century and celebrates the advanced literacy labors –reading, writing, research, and critical response– that Queer literates undertook to upend heteronormative constructions and worldviews. McBeth's former work has looked at Victorian teacher training at Cambridge, UK. In addition, he has published on writing program administration, pedagogy, and similar issues. Mark will be joined by Liz Kimball, PhD, Drexel Assistant Professor of English.

The Drexel Writing Festival is a literary experience for everyone – scheduled events are always free and open to the public. We encourage you to join us for lively discussions and hands-on workshops across genres and topics.

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Henry Israeli, Director, Drexel Writing Festival

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Drexel University
Rush Building, Room 213
30 N 33rd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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