Ewa Ścibior is a PhD student at the University of Warsaw, where she is working on a thesis entitled “Representations of Drag Queen Characters in American Literature from Stonewall to RuPaul’s Drag Race.” She earned her MA in 2015 for a dissertation on masculinity in the films of Wes Anderson.

Folklore and Gay Literature: The Making of a Community

This essay is the third in our series, ‘Literature, Visual Imagery and Material Culture in American Studies’. The series seeks to situate literature, visual imagery and material culture at the heart of American studies, and will explore the varying ways in which written and non-written sources have been created, politicised, exploited, and celebrated by the diverse peoples of the United States and beyond. You can find out more information here. Continue reading