Fear of a word? How queer.

Less than a month into my postgraduate studies I was excited to attend a research seminar at the University of Greenwich led by Dr Martin Dines, senior lecturer at Kingston University, entitled ‘Trouble with boys: Queer Domesticity and Egalitarian Relationships in Post-War London Novels’. It was a topic that was largely outside of my area of knowledge (although I had studied queer theory as an undergrad) and I was keen to learn about a new subject.