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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 2015) 21 (4): 585–615.
Published: 01 October 2015
... practices illegible as “art,” queer diasporic Puerto Rican artists, who were the product of multiple colonial and metropolitan displacements, promoted an aesthetics of mediation that combined calculation with surrender, and self-conscious dismantling of cinematic and artistic conventions with exaltation and...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 June 2012) 18 (2-3): 347–359.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Ana-Maurine Lara This review, a meditation, considers how two multigenre arts events, DASH (Austin, Texas; October 2009) and the Ghetto Biennale (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; December 2009), when considered side by side, present the material and theoretical terms for articulating black queer aesthetics...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 2017) 23 (4): 533–558.
Published: 01 October 2017
... perceived threat of commodity culture and calls into question its preservation of hierarchies of distinction. Strachey emphasizes momentary pleasure, not the future, and this opens an aesthetic resistance to the collusion of literature and the marketplace, both in its impact on aesthetic form and in its...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 June 2018) 24 (2-3): 343–365.
Published: 01 June 2018
... theorization of the black ecstatic attends specifically to the interrelation of political terror, social abjection, and aesthetic abstraction in contemporary black queer cultural production. As an affective and aesthetic practice, the black ecstatic eschews both the heroism of black pasts and the promise of...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 81–108.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the material networks of male-male cruising. To do so, I focus on James's overriding interest in what he calls “the life ‘socially’ led.” Drawing on his use of the metaphor of a secret garden to praise the Presbyterian Hospital, I show how James's preferred social aesthetic forms appear modeled on a...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2018
... social practice and queer aesthetic discourses, highlighting the need to place these two conversations together in order to rework theorizations of performativity and examine the queer possibility of less. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 performativity social practice failure precarity...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 June 2018) 24 (2-3): 267–289.
Published: 01 June 2018
... insufficiency of the term queer in attending to the relationship between these texts and normativity. I suggest that the lesbian reparative ethical, aesthetic, and erotic character of these texts can be seen in their focus on intersubjectivity and radical empathy that blurs the boundaries between self and other...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 June 2018) 24 (2-3): 213–238.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Cynthia Barounis This essay develops a new crip application of the camp aesthetic that explores how early framings of camp, as a coping mechanism and an affective relation to and between objects, can resonate powerfully with the recent turn in disability studies toward mad feminism, new materialism...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 January 2019) 25 (1): 63–66.
Published: 01 January 2019
... illustrates how whiteness is regularly affirmed as common sense in contrast to racial otherness. The essay additionally insists on examining films defying the customary aesthetic expectations of film critics in order to investigate the evocative representations they proffer. Copyright © 2019 Duke University...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 2008) 14 (4): 569–597.
Published: 01 October 2008
... producers (some, anyway) as relay artists working across cultural and market subsectors, doing something more sexually, aesthetically, and politically distinct than crossover dreaming. Duke University Press 2008 Queer Relay Lisa Henderson Crossing Over In April 2006, at Anthology Film Archives...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 June 2010) 16 (3): 429–449.
Published: 01 June 2010
... strategies and aesthetic of AIDS activist video as opposed to film , finds some surprising similarities. Debra Levine, reviewing preserved tapes of ACT UP demonstrations and placing these alongside the more recently produced ACT UP oral history videos, concludes that participants in the demonstrations were...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2010) 16 (1-2): 207–242.
Published: 01 April 2010
... by the predominantly Baptist Cherokee majority, this essay argues instead for a modern queer Cherokee aesthetic that is both responsive to the contemporary experiences of gender- and sexuality-variant Cherokees and inspired by the late Mississippian category of “anomaly” as a queer-inclusive tribal...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 2011) 17 (4): 575–602.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Martin Joseph Ponce Regarded as the first anglophone Filipino literary modernist, José Garcia Villa (1908–1997) has typically been seen as an aesthetic formalist who refused to place literature in the service of national or ethnic politics. This essay rethinks this presumption by pursuing a queer...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Scarlet Bowen Responding to the recent turn in queer theory toward the aesthetic and away from the antisocial theory of sex, this essay argues for recuperating queer sexual formalism as a basis for ethical relationality and communality. The essay focuses on a group of seventeenth-century mock-love...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 June 2014) 20 (3): 277–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Stephanie Youngblood This article takes up the intersection of AIDS testimony, lyric poetry, and gay male sexuality in Frank Bidart's poetry. Using Douglas Crimp's discussion of the politics of AIDS aesthetics as a starting point, I focus on Bidart's 1997 collection of poems, Desire, to consider...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 June 2014) 20 (3): 319–352.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Kurt Hummel and the outing of girl-loving cheerleader Santana Lopez, I highlight the aesthetic and discursive strategies that permit young queers to resist the demands associated with parental acceptance or at least manage and survive its inadequacies. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 RAISING GAYS...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 55–80.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Amber Jamilla Musser In 2006 a group of women decided to launch the “I Heart Brooklyn Girls” calendar, a celebration of queer femininity. Their initial concept—twelve months, twelve decades of pinup—gave way to a focus on 1950s pulp aesthetic in later calendars, but the link between Brooklyn and...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 2013) 19 (4): 487–514.
Published: 01 October 2013
... writing on art and sensation. It explores athleticism as a nexus for the performance's engagements with wider questions of animal-human (and particularly equine) interaction: gender, sexuality, and desire; biomedical science and hormone supplementation; and the aesthetic and political interventions of...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 2013) 19 (4): 545–558.
Published: 01 October 2013
... Castiglia and Reed call “ideality politics”) is mapped onto the present and future, the pull toward the past in these texts is equally palpable, as a structure of feeling as well as a critical method, appearing in the form of retrospective returns, activist legacies, spaces of memory, aesthetic blueprints...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 2016) 22 (4): 505–539.
Published: 01 October 2016
..., “gay” kids in middle school, and sexual bullying—is accompanying exportation of a fading child (the figure of the innocent child) to other lands, where it seems weirdly possible to recover it. Quite paradoxically, the aesthetics of world documentaries on the-child-in-peril-in-the-third-world may be...