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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 349–355.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Carla Freccero This essay, originally delivered as a response to Leo Bersani's presentation “Father Knows Best” at UC Berkeley's “Queer Bonds” conference, provides a critical appraisal of Bersani's reading of Claire Denis's film Beau Travail , exploring both the film's neo- and postcolonial...
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GLQ (1995) 2 (1_and_2): 11–33.
Published: 01 April 1995
...Leo Bersani Copyright © 1995 by Gordon and Breach Science Publishers SA 1995 Works Cited Adams , Parveen . Of Female Bondage. Between Feminism and Psychoanalysis . Ed. Teresa Brennan. New York: Routledge, 1989 . 247 -65. Bersani , Leo . The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (2): 318–320.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Tom Roach Thoughts and Things . Bersani Leo . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2015 . xv + 120 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 318 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES RIDDING ONESELF OF MAD MASTERS Tom Roach Thoughts...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (3): 409–435.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Ben Nichols What is so bad about the “reductive”? In queer and other scholarship, reductionism signals simplistic homogeneity, fixity, and limitation, which are ideas often taken to be self-evidently problematic. Addressing a range of theoretical material, especially the work of Leo Bersani...
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GLQ (2007) 13 (1): 125–139.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Heather Love Forms of Being: Cinema, Aesthetics, Subjectivity 
 Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit
 London: British Film Institute , 2004 . 208 pp . No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive 
 Lee Edelman
 Durham, NC: Duke University Press , 2004 . 208 pp . Against Love...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (2): 273–296.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Bobby Benedicto Drawing on the writings of Georges Bataille and Leo Bersani, this essay reexamines the long-held association of homosexuality with a radical erotics of death from the vantage of queer of color critique. While notions of suicidal ecstasy, self-shattering, and masochistic jouissance...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 517–542.
Published: 01 October 2011
... antifoundationalism she and queer theorists share. Focusing specifically on the antisocial thesis of queer theory, especially in the work of Leo Bersani and Janet Halley, the essay first examines the contentious relation between feminist and queer conceptions of sexual ethics before addressing new possibilities...
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GLQ (2001) 7 (4): 553–591.
Published: 01 October 2001
..., “As long as such books are being published . . . every- thing will be all right.”1 While addressing a host of different issues and audiences, Leo Bersani comes close to repeating Baldwin’s scornful observations in his more recent dis- cussion of art...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 331–348.
Published: 01 June 2011
... an antisocial position exemplified by scholars like Leo Bersani and Lee Edelman that posits queer as inevitably wedded to antiso- ciality. On the other side, José Esteban Muñoz counters the antisocial impetus with a queer articulation of utopia that is always on the horizon...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (2): 285–312.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., might do for intersex. Within queer theory the most well-known account of sex — and not merely queer sex — as an experience more ambivalent than pleasurable was given by Leo Bersani in his 1987 essay “Is the Rectum a Grave?” The essay’s provocative title reflects...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (3): 277–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
... in relation to Leo Bersani's analysis of gay male desire and subjectivity, Bidart's work illuminates that the self-present human voice on which testimony seems to rely is itself a rhetorical figure whose grounding in the body can never be fully located or made distinct from its own figural status. Through...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 January 2013
.... Leo Bersani’s recent work, for example, not only transitions away from a psychoanalytic model of sub- jectivity to an aesthetic one as providing a more ethical basis of human relations but also notably departs from the salutary ego-­shattering possibilities of sex he theorized in “Is the Rectum...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 365–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
... been a theory of extinctions. Leo Bersani’s 1987 essay “Is the Rectum a Grave?” opens with an epigraph from a BBC tele- vision interview that casts the gay male body as the parasite at the heart of the AIDS epidemic. In the epigraph, the virologist Opendra Narayan claims that “a man comes along...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (4): 439–460.
Published: 01 October 2014
..., namely, black feminist studies and queer theory.23 In doing so, I stra- tegically pull from the work of several anal theorists — Leo Bersani, Darieck Scott, Richard Fung, and Kathryn Bond Stockton — to heed Abdur-­Rahman’s plea that we develop a rigorous understanding of the mechanisms through which...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... essay “Is the Rectum a Grave which first appeared in AIDS: Cultural Analysis, Cultural Activism, a collection edited by Douglas Crimp that, perhaps more than any other, staked out a significant role for cultural analysis in responses to HIV/AIDS. Bersani seized the opportunity to speculate about...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (2): 191–213.
Published: 01 April 2013
... draws on Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit’s work on correspondence and reads correspondence as resonant with anal eroti- cism. In their writing together, Bersani and Dutoit describe a kind of relational- ity based on the correspondence of forms; that is, someone finds a form outside the self...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 223–241.
Published: 01 June 2011
... negation or incommensurability within the social. The conference was also motivated by questions both broader and more prosaic. For example, what might the sometimes abstract perspectives on “new relational modes” in the work of Leo Bersani, or on “queerness...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Camille Robcis Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962–1979 , Shepard Todd , Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2017 . 317 pp. © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 References Bersani Leo . 1995 . Homos . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Foucault...
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GLQ (1995) 2 (1_and_2): 179–180.
Published: 01 April 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Gordon and Breach Science Publishers SA 1995 ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS LEO BERSANI is the Class of 1950 Professor of French at the University of California, Berkeley. Bersani is the author of The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis and Art (Columbia UP, 1986...
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GLQ (1993) 1 (1): 33–51.
Published: 01 November 1993
... by Judiciary: The Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment . Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1987 . Bersani , Leo . “Is the Rectum a Grave?” October 43 (Winter 1987 ): 197 -222. Bickel , Alexander . The Least Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court at the Bar of Politics . Indianapolis: Bobbs...