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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 890–891.
Published: 01 December 2001
... American Literature While many of the texts Boone examines are not American, his frame- work—which incorporates queer theory, race studies, and feminism, and ex- plores both literature and art—is exceptional in its conceptual breadth and depth of plot analysis. In this postmodern moment, Boone...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theory and queer of color critique. In doing so I take steps toward a literary genealogy of queer US sex politics that runs from Plessy v. Ferguson and early Jim Crow, into modernism, and down through women of color feminism of the late 1980s before its formal or academic consecration in contemporary US...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
... reparative gesture, enabling us to reckon with the ways in which higher education has abandoned us without requiring us, in turn, to abandon it. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 kinship contagion risk pedagogy queer theory ecocriticism Picture the perfectly corporatized...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 251–281.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Annual #10, and the end of her first major character arc, Uncanny X-Men #185, reveal that this affective figure for queerness is variable and derived from X-Men writer Chris Claremont’s ongoing engagement with feminist politics and theory. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 queer...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2014
... consolidate whiteness in the face of US expansion, however, passes up the occasion to engage more deeply with queer theory and its ally, counterpublic theory, toward which her terminol- ogy gestures but which she does not unburden. Otherwise, Tompkins attends to these texts—which include novels...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Mark Fulk Duke University Press 2007 Straight Writ Queer: Non-Normative Expressions of Heterosexuality in Literature . Ed. Richard Fantina. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2006. 274 pp. Paper, $45.00. Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where “Black” Meets “Queer” (Series Q) . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
... but didn’t . . . otherwise, the entire possibility of things happening differently can be lost” (37). Sedgwick’s discussion of the specifically temporal aspect of a reparative reading is brief, but it can help us understand why the comics form in particular brings to queer theory a unique and...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 2018
... © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 queer theory Ernie Bushmiller Joe Brainard seriality popular culture Nancy, the eight-year-old comic icon, has led a long, varied life in the US mainstream. Since her introduction in the Fritzi Ritz comic series in 1933, Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy rose...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 221–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
... diaspora African American studies queer theory nationalism The passionate attachment that often characterizes black and queer orientations to cultural texts can teach us many things. With respect to the role of desire in interpretation, the stories told in comic books prove instructive through...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 415–417.
Published: 01 June 2015
... extension of federal benefits to married gay people in United States v. Windsor (2013), and the mass of legal decisions following Windsor striking down gay marriage bans have necessitated a reconsidera- tion of queer theory’s politics of recognition. These three thoughtful and fas- cinating...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... For those who work in queer studies, the tension between the more positivist project called “lesbian and gay history” and the more deconstructive project called “queer theory” will be a familiar one. Approximately twenty years into the institutional study of queer topics, historians and...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Martin Joseph Ponce © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Queering Cold War Poetry: Ethics of Vulnerability in Cuba and the United States . By Eric Keenaghan. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. x, 196 pp. $39.95. Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and Other Felicitous...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Darieck Scott; Ramzi Fawaz Scott, unaware of this context or this future for Nubia when he was first powerfully attracted to the cover image, became an initiate of Nubia’s counterpublic in a way that can scarcely be understood without the assistance of queer theory. Having had no previous...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2015
... queer theory, and Castiglia and Reed reserve their harshest criticisms for “first-wave” queer criticism, which, they argue, took “little account of AIDS or of previous generations of critics” (145). “Just as gay life after AIDS became sharply severed from life before the epidemic,” they lament...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Minnesota Press. 2009. 270 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. From the inaugural moments of queer theory, the notion of queer essentialism has appeared as a paradox. The label queer developed in activist and academic contexts as a challenge to fixed or intrinsic sexual identities as...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., written over ten years, is united not by ‘‘common subject matter but [by] the historical- materialist method’’ he employs (x). Thus he proposes to analyze contempo- rary drama through Marxist lenses and, as the title indicates, though his intro- duction does not, queer theory. Savran complains that...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 449–459.
Published: 01 June 2018
... four books written by white male scholars, all of whom make significant contributions in theorizing comics form. Queer theory teaches us to question the naturalization of norms, so while I observe that all four are male-authored texts that focus mostly on male characters, creators, and audiences, I do...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... theorizing race in the context of their folkloric archives. 3 In embarking on a study of competing queer historiographies, this essay also challenges the tendency of the “queer” designated by queer theory to operate outside of time, unanswerable to its etymology. We should consider it a peculiar...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Bishop, Bernadette Mayer, Robert Hass, Charles Wright, Gerald Stern, and James Tate, White finds not lyric as usual but metadiscursive layers about voice and expression, or elements of the lyric mode deployed with a crucial wink or a wince. Borrowing from the queer theory of Heather Love, Valerie Traub...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
... articulation of the relational queer theory that José Esteban Muñoz ( 2009 , 11) theorizes in Cruising Utopia . Just as Muñoz maps queer collectivity through close reading, I develop new practices of close-reading comics that emphasize relationality and thereby unfurl how queer activisms shape such works...