Preview of Sunstone 2011 Utah Symposium

The Sunstone 2011 Utah Symposium convenes August 3-6 in the Shepherd Student Union of Weber State University in Ogden.*; the theme is “Mormon Artifacts and Material Culture.” (Yeah,that theme isa good one. I’ve liked it ever since I thought of it at last year’s symposium and suggested it to the symposium director, and I’m glad […]

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My experience at Sunstone

Sunstone was an interesting experience for me. I was there Friday and Saturday, and Saturday morning I presented my paper “Two Paradigms for ‘Gay’,” which compared themes/reception of Langford’s No Going Back (which if you overlay onto the categories at the right, takes a North Star-like stance), and my novel Ockham’s Razor (which takes an […]

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Mormon and Queer at the Crossroads

I’ve been active on this blog since chanson reviewed my gay, Mormon novel Ockham’s Razor last October. I will be presenting a paper about my novel at this year’s Sunstone Symposium titled “Two Paradigms for ‘Gay.’” (Half of my presentation will also concern Jonathan Langford’s novel No Going Back–also reviewed by chanson). Gerald Argetsinger, who […]

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The Day I Sang about the Latter-Day Glory with the C of C and with the Polygamists

Wherever people talk about Mormonism, you always hear about the fundamentalist Mormons: the polygamists. On the LDS-interest Internet there’s tons of discussion of modern-day polygamy usually in a hand-wringing what should be done about them kind of way. Naturally, I was glad when I finally got the opportunity to meet some real-life fundamentalist Mormons, and […]

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My First Sunstone!

I’ve just done a guest post on the Sunstone Blog about my first Sunstone experience!! Shortly after the conference, I was happy to see that two bloggers remembered the panel I organized as being a particular favorite! Unfortunately, neither one of them seemed to remember that I was on the panel. A bit of a […]

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Johnny Lingo at Sunstone!

There were tons of amazing presentations at the Sunstone Symposium, but I think my favorite was Holly‘s analysis of Johnny Lingo. This one was controversial enough to have gotten covered by the Salt Lake Tribune in addition to inspiring many blog reactions: Journy Gal’s title alone (A Man’s Right to Determine a Woman’s Worth) sums […]

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