News and Updates

Angel Daniel Matos

Professor, Writer, Speaker
Specialist in Youth Literature & Media, Queer Studies, and Screen Cultures

Here you can find links and updates for recent publications, talks, and events related to my work and teaching. Please click on the link for more information!

Media Crossroads: Intersections of Space and Identity in Screen Cultures Is now available for purchase! This is my first edited volume, which I had the pleasure of co-edited alongside Pamela Robertson Wojcik and Paula Massood. Click on the image above for more information.
On Friday, March 12, I’m offering a keynote lecture for the English Graduate Symposium at the University of Notre Dame. My lecture, entitled “Sideways Moments, or, What Queerness Taught me about Literature, Futurity, and Failure” explores the role of failure in pushing us to identify new areas of inquiry in the humanities. Click on the image above for more information!
On January 28, 2021, I will be offering a public lecture for the Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My talk, entitled “Queer Young Adult Novels that Sadden and Hurt: Adam Silvera’s Oeuvre and the Politics of Unhappiness” explores the affective tensions present in the field of queer YA literature, and how recent texts complicate normative understandings of the genre.
My book chapter “Somewhere away from the lights of the city”: Unsettling the Normative Frameworks of Urban Space in Queer YA Literature is now available in Examining Images of Urban Life: A Resource for Teachers of Young Adult Literature, edited by Laura M. Nicosia and James F. Nicosia. Click on the link above fore more information.


Please contact me through the following means to discuss speaker, publishing, and project opportunities.

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