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differences (2020) 31 (2): 30–57.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in Vivier’s musical and dramatic portrayals of childhood, particularly those in Kopernikus: Opéra—Rituel de mort and Lonely Child . Drawing on Kathryn Bond Stockton’s writing on queer childhood and Lee Edelman’s early essay on homographesis, I further argue that this displacement of the autobiographical...
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differences (2023) 34 (2): 84–108.
Published: 01 September 2023
... June . “ Queer Dandy Style: The Cultural Politics of Tim Gunn’s Asexuality .” WSQ 41 . 1–2 ( 2013 ): 226 – 44 . Chess Simone . “ Asexuality, Queer Chastity, and Adolescence in Early Modern Literature .” Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture . Ed. Higginbotham...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 72–92.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of artificial and regressive version of the mirror stage. Queer childhood, always reflected upon and named by an adult, relies on the retroactive formulation “ ‘I am not straight’: ‘I was a gay child’ ” (Stockton 7). The gay adult brings the queer child into being by telling the story of his or her coming out...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that diagnose Black communities with an inherent homophobia, yet it also reproduces this very social narrative by totalizing the opposition between Black and queer in African American communities. Even though Jenkins may not have known the game in his own childhood by that name, he chooses to film the game...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 20–41.
Published: 01 September 2012
... at difference s for their feedback. iain morland is the author of a dozen scholarly articles on the ethics, psychology, and politics of intersex. He edited Intersex and After , a special issue of glq , and Queer Theory (with Annabelle Willox) in the Palgrave Readers in Cultural Criticism series...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Lee Edelman Taking queerness as one of the figural names for ontological exclusion (that is, for whatever a particular regime of social being forecloses), this essay focuses on how such a queerness effects an impossible pedagogy that aspires to teach us nothing. Rather than a site of emptiness...
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differences (1999) 11 (3): 76–106.
Published: 01 December 1999
.... Tom Sawyer’s Queer Enterprises The predominant modern American narrative of childhood emerging from the nineteenth century thus oscillates between the con- ception of children’s absorption meriting adult respect...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., sometimes alongside a then emergent queer critique that he saw as tending toward a disincarnating and despecification of male homosexuality. Bersani gets sexually specific (and explicit) forthwith in Homos , invoking in its prologue “a gay man’s erotic joy in the penis,” a principle reiterated a few...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2019
... children from the category of consenting subject developed over the early American period to produce and then reify the specific temporality of childhood, in which white people would begin life within a state of innocence 6 that would melt away upon entrance into (white, male) adulthood. 7 Together...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 103–125.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of a “we of me,” of getting married along with the bride and groom—a fantasy so “queer” that it is “straight”—is followed shortly thereafter by her childhood companion’s violent death from meningitis. Yet, despite...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
... . In it, Jarrell’s narrator describes a childhood scene in which his mother faints. Mother’s […] face no longer smiled at us Or frowned at us. Did anything to us. Her face was queerly flushed Or else queerly pale; I am no longer certain. That it was queer I am certain. (qtd. in “Interlude” 27...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 126–145.
Published: 01 July 1994
...?: Feminist and Antiracist Appropriations of Anita Hill .” Morrison 402 – 40 . de Lauretis Teresa . The Practice of Love: Lesbian Sexuality and Perverse Desire . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1994 . de Lauretis Teresa . “ Queer Theory: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities: An Introduction...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-CHRG-THOMAS-4.pdf . Nyong’o Tavia . “ Have You Seen His Childhood? Song, Screen, and the Queer Culture of the Child in Michael Jackson’s Music .” Journal of Popular Music Studies 23 . 1 ( 2011 ): 40 – 57 . Patterson Orlando . “ Race, Gender, and Liberal Fallacies .” New York...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jackie Stacey This article puts the generic concept of “butch noir” in dialogue with queer theories of temporality. Reworking the 1980s performance category of dyke noir that was used to describe a particular style of lesbian experimental work, butch noir is defined by its “having-already-been-read...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... institutions precipitated by that election revealed the surprising susceptibility of the dominant strains of critical and queer theory to cooptation by the far right and exposed the inadequacy of institutionalized rhetorics of trans affirmation, which generally comprise defenses of indeterminacy or gender...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 98–122.
Published: 01 December 2014
... 2014 sexuality/queer studies South Asia historiography archive Goa Portuguese India Figure 4 Cover page of the Samaj Sudharak , January 1933. Source: Gomantak Maratha Samaj Archives, Mumbai, India Figure 4. Cover page of the Samaj Sudharak, January 1933. / Source: Gomantak Maratha...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is in fact driven by a fear of queer increase . This essay proposes that antigay rhetoric tacitly construes same-sex desire as a meme , a unit of cultural meaning believed to recur and mutate like a gene. In this phobic view of gay etiology, then, homosexuality is a dangerous idea that proliferates more...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that forecloses other queer possibilities of childhood. See Stockton, Growing Sideways , introduction. 12 Jenkins remembers hearing other kids singing the refrain of the hit 1991 single “Yo Mama’s on Crack Rock” on the Miami playground when he was a kid, and feeling “ashamed. Always ashamed. Motherless...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 126–134.
Published: 01 May 2023
... father finds him on the streets of Liverpool, but the lack of a childhood story doesn’t get in the way of our understanding that he is utterly outcast, barely alive when Mr. Earnshaw finds him. At the Heights, only Earnshaw and Cathy care for him in any but the most rudimentary bodily sense. Yet...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 175–208.
Published: 01 April 1998
... : Columbia UP , 1988 . Gelder Ken . Reading the Vampire . New York : Routledge , 1994 . Ginsberg Merle . “ Interview With the Vampire Author .” TV Guide 22 Oct . 1994 : 24 – 27 . Halley Janet . “ The Construction of Heterosexuality .” Fear of a Queer Planet . Ed...