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Brenna Munro published "Sexuality and Gender in the African Novel" and "States of Emergence: Writing African Female Same-Sex Sexuality"

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Brenna Munro published "Sexuality and Gender in the African Novel" and "States of Emergence: Writing African Female Same-Sex Sexuality"

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Brenna Munro published two essays: “Sexuality and Gender in the African Novel,” Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 11: The Novel in Africa and the Caribbean Since 1950, ed. Simon Gikandi (Oxford University Press, 2016); and “States of Emergence: Writing African Female Same-Sex Sexuality,” The Journal of Lesbian Studies, 21:2 (2016): 186-203. She gave three invited lectures this academic year: 1. “The Verbal Text (Message) and Contemporary Nigerian Writing,” at “The Verbal Text & National Literary Historiography: An Interdisciplinary Conference,” Queen Mary University of London, November 2016; 2. “Transnational Formations: Writing Nigerian Lesbians,” “Directions in Queer African Studies” conference, University of Western Ontario, October 2016; 3. “Queer Pleasures in Contemporary African Representations,” at Pleasure and the Pleasurable in Africa and the African Diaspora conference, April 13-15 2017, University of Wisconsin Madison. She was the respondent on the panel “Queer South Africa” at the annual convention of the African Studies Association in December 2016 and presented her paper “Beasts of No Nation: Queer ‘African’ Sexuality in Translation” at the same conference.