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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 (1999) 5 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 1999
...Angus Gordon TURNING BACK Adolescence, Narrative, and Queer Theory Angus Gordon Turning back to adolescence is a seemingly mandatory gesture in any narrative of gay or lesbian identity. In its classic form, the “coming-out” narrative, this return typically involves a retrospective...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (3): 480–483.
Published: 01 June 2022
... a pathway to) social remediation. His examination of these queer aesthetic practices is exceptional throughout the book, but I found it to be at its best in his discussion of medical diagnosis in Kay's 1998 novel Trumpet . Here, he signals how narrative works to structurally shield the materiality...
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GLQ (2003) 10 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Karin Quimby Duke University Press 2003 THE STORY OF JO Literary Tomboys, Little Women, and the Sexual-Textual Politics of Narrative Desire Karin Quimby Few would have imagined that a girl like Jo March, the tomboy heroine of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women, who exclaims...
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GLQ (2001) 7 (4): 553–591.
Published: 01 October 2001
...Mikko Tuhkanen Duke University Press 2001 GLQ 7.4-03 Tuhkanen 10/16/01 5:14 PM Page 553 BINDING THE SELF Baldwin, Freud, and the Narrative of Subjectivity Mikko Tuhkanen PProtest novels translate the complexities of human life...
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GLQ (2002) 8 (4): 523–552.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Tze-lan D. Sang AT THE JUNCTURE OF CENSURE AND MASS VOYEURISM Narratives of Female Homoerotic Desire in Post-Mao China Tze-lan D. Sang In the years immediately following Mao Zedong’s death, fiction writers in the People’s Republic of China consistently pushed the limits of sexual...
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GLQ (1996) 3 (2-3): 261–287.
Published: 01 June 1996
... and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1991 . MacKinnon , Catharine A. Sexual Harassment of Working Women: A Case of Sex Discrimination . New Haven: Yale UP, 1979 . Martin , Emily . “Body Narratives, Body Boundaries.” Cultural Studies . Ed. Grossberg, Lawrence, Cary...
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GLQ (1998) 4 (3): 477–485.
Published: 01 June 1998
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GLQ (2008) 14 (1): 69–98.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Katie Hindmarch-Watson Duke University Press 2007 Lois Schwich, the Female Errand Boy Narratives of Female Cross-Dressing in Late-Victorian London Katie Hindmarch-Watson On November 13, 1886, twenty-one-year-old Lois Schwich was sentenced to eight months’ hard labor...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (4): 569–598.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to include other contemporary trans literary genealogies, Bannon’s work becomes integral to understanding the pulp genre’s treatment of transgender themes and the reach of transgender plots and possibilities at midcentury. A BOY INSIDE IT Beebo Brinker and the Transmasculine Narratives of Ann Bannon s...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (1): 39–59.
Published: 01 January 2021
... religious discourses and practices. These involve embodied experiences of sacrifice and pain that are considered “premodern” and abject even within hegemonic norms of religion in India. Drawing from how thirunangai narratives of self construct the nirvanam as an encompassing assemblage of both ritual...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (4): 551–576.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in the position of choosing between living in Palestine/Israel and living as openly gay; and second, producing a narrative of impossibility, in which Palestinian and gay identities can only exist in irresolvable conflict. However, Paul also argues that critical reactions to these films, as well as some broader...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (1-2): 141–166.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Emily Skidmore To understand the role that scale and region have played in queer history, this essay tracks the narratives produced about the life of Ralph Kerwineo — a biologically female, mixed-race Milwaukee resident who was arrested in 1914 after living as a male for over eight years...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (4): 599–616.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and Louise (1991), and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman (2014) help us think about how suicide functions as a sustaining fantasy and a queer narrative strategy. In each, the main character’s retreat into suicidal fantasy is not limiting but productive: it creates a space of protection for otherwise damaged...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 501–520.
Published: 01 October 2015
... official narrative of gay integration made possible by self-fashioning. In the first section, it describes Drag Race 's ambivalence around race, class, gender presentation, and sexuality through an analysis of the show's humor and slogans. It then discusses two contestants who are framed as “outsides...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 157–181.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Lisa Tatonetti This essay examines the construction of Two-Spirit identity in three contemporary narrative films, Big Eden, Johnny Greyeyes , and The Business of Fancydancing , arguing that, despite each story's focus on a queer Native protagonist, by their conclusions each film fractures Two...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (4): 611–621.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Hoda El Shakry Elle Flanders's 2005 documentary film Zero Degrees of Separation subtly weaves together two seemingly distinct narratives: the settlement of Palestine in the 1950s by a hopeful generation of pioneering Jewish immigrants and the challenges of gay Israeli-Palestinian relationships...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 349–355.
Published: 01 June 2011
... implications and its radical reconfigurations of subjectivity. Already implicit in Bersani's reading is a question about the limits of a certain psychoanalysis for reimagining subjectivities less agonistically forged than narrative traditions in the West, which Freud inherits, allow. Further, Bersani explores...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 565–594.
Published: 01 October 2012
... of revival abjection to include racial abjection, I focus on Edwards's account of religious sentiment in a “Personal Narrative” (ca. 1739), A Faithful Narrative of the Surprizing Works of God (1736–37), and Some Thoughts Concerning the Present Revival of Religion in New England (1742). Situating these texts...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (3): 241–275.
Published: 01 June 2014
... inmates by family units, the prevalence of intergenerational narratives, and dominant themes of loyalty, innocence, and civility. Jiro Onuma, a gay immigrant imprisoned by the federal government at Topaz concentration camp in central Utah, worked in the prison mess hall and was an avid fan of homoerotic...