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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 college classroom...
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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 theory X...
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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 Kathryn Bond...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
... potential as complex and grounded in both the pain and pleasure of the queer body. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 comics queer theory temporality affect theory gender narrative form The desire of a reparative impulse . . . is additive and accretive. Its fear, a realistic one, is that...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 221–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Dahomey are situated at an intersection of epistemological considerations important to queer theories and methodologies: for critics concerned with the reliability of various forms of evidence, for theories of how societies reproduce themselves through performance, and for notions of desire as a force...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 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 to mass...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 415–417.
Published: 01 June 2015
... 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 studies begin the work of...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 theorists are conversant with one another (as the...
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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 Persuasions . By Michael...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... choice among those “queer” subjects variously called sexual deviants, juvenile delinquents, dropouts, the working class, and minorities of all stripes. Despite this, comics studies and queer theory have remained surprisingly alienated from each other. On the one hand, classical comics studies’ tendency...
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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
..., $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 well as to the regimes of normalcy...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 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 ‘‘for virtually...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 449–459.
Published: 01 June 2018
... reflecting on comics studies by reviewing 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... reclaimed to the point that it is fully absorbed and assimilated, then what would a neutral queer look, feel, sound, or taste like? Or—to indulge a bit further—a neutered queer? —Mel Chen, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (2012) Black queer theory has long retained, as one of...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., 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, and David Halperin, White views the...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the domestic slave trade is obviously related to the larger forced migration of enslaved people, Johnson does not generally employ theories about the causes, structure, and dynamics of migration to ex- plain the significance of the New Orleans slave market. Even so, his treatment of the forced...