What is Queer Theory?

surbhi saraswat


This paper looks at the meaning of the word queer and develops an understanding that is associated with the link that it has with the theory. It also brings to a fore a different equation of gender and sex that is developed by the theorists in the recent past. Though Queer theory is comparatively new in the sphere of literary criticism still it brings a lot of speculations and contestation of ideas along with its theoretical framework. This paper is intended to bring the basics of this theory by refereeing to the key theorists who have evolved it as a subject of academia. 


Queer, Queer Theory, LGBTQ, Gay/ Lesbian/Homosexual/ Power/Bisexual/ Identity Politics

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