Engaging Lynne Huffer’s attempts to produce a queer feminist ethics based on Foucault’s notion of desubjectivation, this essay attends to the gap that such an ethics seeks to bridge: the gap between the unlivability that desubjectivation entails and the ethical investigation of how we are to live. It argues that Huffer’s work is driven by the tension between these positions and it identifies the drive itself as the reason that tension remains irresolvable.

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