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GLQ (2016) 22 (3): 359–379.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Anna Poletti This essay reconsiders the importance of performativity to scholarship on life writing by exploring the potential of Eve Sedgwick's concept of the periper-formative utterance for reading queer life narratives. Taking the documentary Tarnation (2003) as an example, I argue that a range...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Karen Jacobs Annie Leibovitz's postmortem photograph of Susan Sontag in A Photographer's Life, 1990–2005 publicizes its subject in the same visual space that protects its privacy, writing over its contemporaneity with a series of more legible nineteenth-century and modernist visual codes, just...
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GLQ (2024) 30 (2): 181–203.
Published: 01 April 2024
... to create a closeted play of suggestion. Parallel to this romance, a central preoccupation of Cage's life and art, in fact, was his interest in a silence rooted in Zen Buddhism, one that he often treats alongside his anarchism, but which deserves special attention here. As he writes in the foreword...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (2-3): 239–266.
Published: 01 June 2018
... this by way of an encounter with the writings of Marxist-feminist poet Karen Brodine. The labor relations that surround the typesetting computer are part and parcel of the revolutionary working-class and queer socialist feminism that Brodine elaborates across her writing and that she worked for tirelessly...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of life at the shore of death and death at the shore of life. 1. Ruiz ( 2019 : 33) writes: “I am most concerned with how these tight locations unveil something about Ricanness that is profoundly temporal and on loop in an act of eternal recurrence.” 2. All translations are mine unless...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 507–528.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Colin Carman There is a present need in contemporary queer theory to join forces with ecological criticism, specifically with the burgeoning field of animal studies, to critically assess the controversial life and writings of self-proclaimed “eco-warrior” Timothy Treadwell (1957 – 2003...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 371–379.
Published: 01 June 2011
... not only the conditions of modern gay urban life but also social class in the postwar United States. Following biographical traces throughout his writing, I place him in relation to the tradition of the “scholarship boy” and suggest that secrecy and shame in his work are indexed not only to sexual but also...
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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 (2023) 29 (2): 215–236.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and movements makes it difficult to locate him within the narrative of American literary history. Reading Wescott's writings — particularly those in his short story collection Good‐Bye Wisconsin (1928) — as examples of what the essay terms queer drift, the author argues that Wescott's life and corpus...
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GLQ (2023) 29 (1): 13–26.
Published: 01 January 2023
... to evolutionary theory, life begins as less sexually differentiated, and as a species evolves, so do two distinct sexes: male and female. As Siobhan Somerville ( 2000 : 29) writes: “One of the basic assumptions within the Darwinian model was the belief that, as organisms evolved through a process of natural...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (3): 493–494.
Published: 01 June 2016
... essays appear in American Quarterly and Cultural Critique. Coedited special issues of Biography include “Life in Occupied Palestine” and, with Laura Lyons, “Personal Effects: The Testimonial Uses of Life Writing.” Laura E. Lyons is professor of English and department chair at the University...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2021
...- easy- targets. Debs, Eugene V. 1908. How I Became a Socialist. In Debs: His Life Writings and Speeches, 79 84. Girard, KS: Appeal to Reason. Delany, Samuel R. 1999. Times Square Red, Times Square Blue. New York: New York University Press. Duggan, Lisa. 2003. The Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 June 2022
... itself, 18 to push against the other major topic for researchers interested in Rousseau's paranoia: his life-long urinary tract infections. This method would again resonate with pre-Rousseau life-writing as described by Adam Smyth ( 2016 : 2–3): “[Early autobiographies] produce a sense of self...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 January 2008
... sources in a cultural studies vein (life writing, fashion magazines, conduct books, periodicals, popular novels, and other cultural artifacts, such as dolls) while also examining nineteenth-century anthropology and law. Last but not least, it engages some of the period’s canonical fiction...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (1): 161–163.
Published: 01 January 2008
... on the Victorian era. For its evidence, the book draws on popular sources in a cultural studies vein (life writing, fashion magazines, conduct books, periodicals, popular novels, and other cultural artifacts, such as dolls) while also examining nineteenth-century anthropology and law. Last but not least...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (3): 385–411.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... and Herzog Anne F. , xxxiii – xli . Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press . Keenaghan Eric . 2013 . “ Biocracy : Reading Poetic Politics through the Traces of Muriel Rukeyser's Life-Writing .” Journal of Narrative Theory 43 , no. 3 : 258 – 87 . doi.org/10.1353/jnt.2013.0014...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (1): 79–110.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of mortality, Sedgwick’s ethics of intersubjec- tivity offers one way to expand queer theory’s affective modalities to include a conception of durable and impersonal relations of “holding” that extend beyond any one individual life. Writing Feeling without a First Person “What kind of a narrative...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (1): 139–155.
Published: 01 January 2008
... can only be nostalgic if you didn’t live it. . . . Those of us who had the misfortune to live that life until the 1970s don’t feel nostalgic about it.”3 Weeks’s comment calls attention to how Houlbrook’s work disrupts a par- ticular tradition in the writing of gay and lesbian history — just...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (1-2): 75–94.
Published: 01 April 2014
... meetings happen; this was how he maintained a lively queer life. Writing to those whom one had just met did not always yield a further meeting, but Howe did it often enough that some of those connections panned out. The same year (and perhaps stemming from the same trip where Howe had met Gould...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (3): 437–466.
Published: 01 June 2016
.../CGE_CouncilforGlobalEquality.pdf . Feldman Allen . 2004 . “Memory Theaters, Virtual Witnessing, and the Trauma-Aesthetic.” Biography 27 , no. 1 : 163 – 202 . Franklin Cynthia Lyons Laura E. . 2008 . “Grief to Grievance: Ethics and Politics in the Testimony of Anti-War Mothers.” Life Writing 5...