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Narratives of Queer Identity

This exhibition highlights LGBT+ experiences, from well-known novels to small-press serials. The materials shown here from the Rare Book Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library reflect the global queer community's use of pen and print as indispensable weapons in the fight for equity, respect, and expression. It is impossible to truly understand the story of print media without seeing how marginalized communities have shaped its use through centuries of subversion. 

The exhibition is curated by Kiana Webster, the Outreach & Engagement Carolina Academic Library Associate (CALA) for the Rare Book Collection at Wilson Library and Khristian Smith, a doctoral student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the planning of this exhibition, he worked as the Research Assistant for the Rare Book Collection at Wilson Library.

Last updated November 4, 2020.