This article works on two axes: first, employing queer archiving to push at the parameters of what might “count” as asexuality, and second, addressing feminist and queer inattentiveness to asexuality through rethinking queerness from asexual perspectives. We argue that an attunement to asexual “resonances,” however subjective and impossible to measure, makes possible the imagining of a queerly asexual archive, an archive that troubles current understandings of both asexuality and queerness. Throughout, we make two central contributions that challenge both queerness and asexuality. First, we assert that where there is queerness, there is also asexuality. Second, we seek to demonstrate the pervasiveness of asexuality, not by proving its statistical significance, but by shifting away from identity toward a broader understanding of asexuality.
Research Article|June 01 2014