Dr. Bibler concludes by looking more generally at the different types of same-sex relationships he explore sin his book, and discusses how these relationships in the texts he addresses work to disrupt hierarchical relationships. He outlines three frames for queer possibility: queer black fraternity, elite white planter homoeroticism, and "southern kitchen romance."
"Same Sex Intimacy in Fiction about Southern Plantations," a presentation by Michael Bibler
Published on July 8, 2009
Speaking June 25, 2009 at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Bibler discusses same-sex relationships in twentieth century literature about southern plantations—the subject of his book Cotton's Queer Relations: Same-Sex Intimacy and the Literature of the Southern Plantation, 1936–1968. He considers the ways in which same-sex character couples offer these authors vehicles to explore modes of equality in the intensely hierarchal plantation structure.