JULIA SCHEELE & FIONNUALA DORAN: Queer History in Comics
Fri 10 March 2017
In Queer: A Graphic History, a ground-breaking non-fiction graphic novel, cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminates the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action. From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, it explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.
Fionnuala Doran’s The Trial of Roger Casement traces the astonishing downfall of an Irishman once feted for his humanitarianism but later condemned both as a revolutionary and as a homosexual. This politically charged and enlightening graphic novel follows Casement from his interrogation at Scotland Yard to the courtroom, where he delivers one of the greatest speeches of all time.