“What does queer feminism bring to sexual thinking and practice today that is surprising and transformative?” Lynne Huffer asks in Are the Lips a Grave? This essay on queer fem(inist) “lipthink” seeks to elucidate how and where, in Huffer’s ethics of eros, the post-Cartesian-Foucaultian legacy of “mad” bodily thinking gets rearchived, recharged, and resuscitated; and why this ethical madness, and queer feminist eros in particular, persists as a problem haunting the (para)cogitational void between one and the other, especially that queer living zone between bios and thanatos. It is as if the gaily autodephallicizing rectum, to which this or that queer feminist returns “fistingly,” itself needs rectifying.
Lipthink, Anyone? On, Lips Apart, Disagreeing with You . . . for a Queer Feminist Rectification?
kyoo lee is a professor of philosophy at CUNY and the author of Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad (Fordham University Press, 2012) and Writing Entanglish (Belladonna* Chapbook, 2015). She has coedited a special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly titled Safe (2011) and a special issue of Critical Philosophy of Race called Xenophobia and Racism (2014). As a philopoetic theorist and writer who works widely in the intersecting fields of the Arts and the Humanities, she is a queer translingual reader of all things curious. Currently, she is working on a few, strangely related book projects including a second reading of The Second Sex.