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GLQ (2013) 19 (1): 79–110.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Tyler Bradway This essay argues that Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's late-career turn toward positive affect is motivated by a desire to articulate an alternative ethical model to the governing paradigms of queer theory. Her ethics is premised on permeable intersubjectivity, based in the nonfoundational...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (4): 583–609.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Julian Carter Currently, most explorations of homonormativity privilege political interpretations. In contrast, this essay brackets political analysis of homonormativity's effects in order to attend more closely to the affect that helps motivate homonormative choices. Though from an external...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (4): 589–616.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Tanya L. Saunders This essay has three goals: First, to illustrate the epistemological interventions of Black Brazilian queer artivists in theories of Black liberation through naming and defining their sexual-dissident-subjectivities and the affective modes they engender, such as the feeling...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 265–286.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Mel Y. Chen This essay suggests that thinking, and feeling, with toxicity invites a recounting of the affectivity and relationality—indeed the bonds—of queerness as it is presently theorized. Approaching toxicity in three different modes, I first consider how vulnerability, safety, immunity, threat...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 425–452.
Published: 01 October 2012
...William F. Schroeder This essay argues for an affective methodology based on an attention to how visceral connections to film help queer people from the People's Republic of China interpret their subjectivity. The essay follows a theory of affect that focuses not only on emotion but also...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 565–594.
Published: 01 October 2012
... in their philosophical and political contexts, I then use A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections (1746) to show how Edwards's evolving response to revivalist disruptions of hierarchy led him to describe a sentimental structure of desire similar to masochism as a defense against a modern subjectivity that would allow...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (2-3): 189–212.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Tyler Bradway This essay argues that queer experimental literature provides a hermeneutic mode to resist the gentrification of LGBTQ literature in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis. Queer experimental literature elicits “bad reading,” affective relations of reading that disrupt the corporeal norms...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (4): 489–508.
Published: 01 October 2018
... based in San Francisco, and its work confronting the hypergentrification of the Bay Area propelled by the tech industry. While positive attachments and shared identification are argued to be necessary for a liberatory politics, in contrast Gay Shame builds an affective commons through negative...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (4): 487–514.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., Laval-Jeantet received a series of transfusions of blood plasma drawn from the body of a horse. This essay considers the intensively physical dimensions of Art Orienté Objet's transpecies performance by reading it in relation to the concept of affective athleticism as it is developed in Gilles Deleuze's...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (2): 227–247.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Alison Rose Reed Abstract Literalizing the metaphor of José Esteban Muñoz's famous statement, “Queerness is not yet here. . . . The here and now is a prison house,” this essay argues that the process of affectively reorienting space and minds toward abolition is a queer act. It posits...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 January 2012
... autonomously: the psychic realm of desire and the material realm of accumulation and exchange. If we take seriously the notion of affect in relation to labor, then the daily, repetitive performances through which bodies are socially legible as gendered (whether coded as queer or straight) constitute a kind...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Joseph Allen Boone How might current theories of the queer archive, its ephemeral, idiosyncratic, and fetishized contents, and its affective relation to the past and present, need amending to accommodate non-Western contexts and their differing histories and cultural scripts of sexuality...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (2-3): 387–405.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of postcolonial subjects in Cape Town and Hong Kong. In a moment of intensified counterterrorism, necropolitical nationalism, and resurgent yet covert forms of empire, both works have much to say about how the lives of sexual minorities are simultaneously affected by and resist Western imperialism. Thus they also...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (3): 441–468.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Julianne Pidduck This article explores the relationship between queer thought and kinship through a study of video autoethnographies by Jean Carlomusto and Richard Fung. I propose the concept of ambivalence as a useful point of departure for grappling with the conflicted political, affective...
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GLQ (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...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (4): 407–437.
Published: 01 October 2014
..., and historians. I further argue that a metaphorics of consumption undergirds historical archives and archival documents, as they are produced, ordered, read, and interpreted. By working through such complex affective archival engagements, we gain a more nuanced understanding of the erotic chains that structure...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Kyla Wazana Tompkins This introduction discusses major themes in the eight essays that make up the double issue titled On the Visceral . Focusing on the tensions between viscerality and abstraction, and tracing the connections between gut feeling, alimentary affects, and political sentiment...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (1): 121–152.
Published: 01 January 2015
... (ingestion, defecation, and excretion) worked to rearticulate public culture's disgust with the bodies of people with AIDS to a disgust with government neglect. I argue that the play's affective investment in the gut as a site for intuiting one's response to American political life resonated with an array...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 343–363.
Published: 01 June 2015
... as well as white, heteronormative kinship formations, I turn to ethnographic fieldwork conducted in an animal shelter to describe alternative and promisingly queer affective attachments rooted in how the dogs themselves relate to both humans and other dogs. The “intimacy without relatedness...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 365–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., this essay contends that queer publics are always already locked into complex ecologies of reproduction embedded in the carbon economy. A queer-inhumanist critique thus requires understanding lateral forms of affective entanglement that link geographically and temporally distant bodies through ecological...