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Zalfa Feghali

‘Oscar’ that precedes Yunior’s story of Oscar is especially relevant given that Oscar Wao is a nickname he is given by Yunior and other boys who are making fun of his Doctor Who Halloween costume, humorously missing the sci-​fi reference and instead mistaking it for a different literary reference that allows them to taunt him about his perceived homosexuality: ‘I couldn’t believe how much he looked like that fat homo Oscar Wilde, and I told him so’ (p. 180) so that Oscar Wilde is changed to Oscar Wao by the Spanish inflection of English and its engagement with Irish

in Crossing borders and queering citizenship