What do we study
Building families beyond boundaries: queer kinship in The house in the cerulean sea and young adult literature
“The thesis explores the portrayal of queer kinship in the young adult (YA) genre, focusing on the novel “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune, and finds that the novel challenges traditional family structures, normalizes queer visibility, and emphasizes the positive influence of queer adults, underlining the importance of diverse narratives and representation in promoting understanding and acceptance among young readers, especially those who identify as queer”.
“LGBT+ people’s feelings of safety in urban space are formed on the basis of predispositions (“How safe do I think this place is?”) and signs (“What in this space speaks to me about my safety”)”.
“In my work, I provided an overview of the Estonian drag scene and focused on the personas of local drag queens who have developed distinct character traits but don’t prioritize creating a specific life narrative”.