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GLQ (2013) 19 (2): 215–247.
Published: 01 April 2013
... force that brings audiences into fleeting contact with ancestors and goddesses, as sacred ceremony interanimates political critique, queer desire, abject subjects, and indigenous visioning. Her performances generate what I call an abundant present that binds disparate temporal registers: a pre-Conquest...
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GLQ (1995) 2 (3): 279–305.
Published: 01 June 1995
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GLQ (2004) 10 (2): 261–265.
Published: 01 April 2004
... in the academy, as Friedrich Nietzsche might have said, 226 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES will be boring repetitions in different idioms of the prevailing incoherent ideology, present company included, and to change this calls not for new scholarship but for a new age...
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GLQ (2023) 29 (2): 237–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
... ( Free Fall , 2013). Lacant's film presents two intertwined temporal structures that converge in the film's evocation of the locus amoenus . On the one hand, Free Fall depicts a heteronormative habitus into which its main character, Marc (Hanno Koffler), is socialized. Here, in the domain...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (2): 185–205.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Stephen Dillon Abstract In this essay, the author examines June Jordan's poetic invocations of violence in order to consider their implications for future abolitionist thought. Jordan uses violence in her poetry to envision ways of feeling and being that make the present impossible and unimaginable...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 501–520.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Matthew Goldmark This essay analyzes season 1 of the reality television series RuPaul's Drag Race to argue that the program presents drag as a path for upward mobility in the contemporary United States. At the same time, it demonstrates how language—in particular Spanish—troubles the program's...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (3): 391–418.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Calvin Warren This article argues that black sexuality presents a “problem for thought” within humanism and Afro-pessimism. Humanism continually attempts to integrate blackness into humanity, as a way to make suffering intelligible (structural adjustment); Afro-pessimism, rightly critiquing...
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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 (2013) 19 (3): 279–300.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Julian Gill-Peterson This essay considers the mutation of the temporality of HIV/AIDS in the United States from epidemic time to endemic time — the biopolitical distribution of life and death capacities across populations — as a critical noncoincidence of the present with itself. That the present...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (1): 97–130.
Published: 01 January 2009
... are engaged in the process of meaning making—creating coherence both for themselves and for others. The present theorizing of (trans)gender identification has not fully explored the interaction among social expectations, individuals' attempts to be credible, and the structural limitations on intelligible...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (4): 559–587.
Published: 01 October 2017
... many television texts feature gay men as fathers. These texts usually present gay parenthood as a positive phenomenon and sometimes even as more successful than heteronormative parenthood. The recasting of gay parenthood as positive is achieved through various devices, some of which are familiar from...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 405–438.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Ruth Ramsden-Karelse In 1998, the recently established Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa acquired about 600 photographs depicting a group of individuals assigned male at birth, who presented and expressed themselves according to conventions of femininity. The girls, as they called themselves...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (2): 173–200.
Published: 01 April 2021
... used to justify the removal of buildings and people from the present, as he explores how queer and disability studies have negotiated and advocated for access to the present and the future while refusing assimilation to normative social forms. He reads across body and city scales to consider access...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 April 2022
... elements for anti-colonial, queer abolitionist practices that envision the end of prisons and police, as well as the abolition of gender, sexuality, class, and race as structures of this world. It presents the refusal, the imagination, an ethics of incommensurability, and an active daily building of other...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (3): 407–429.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., also presents a challenge to approach queer life oriented from positions of precarity with greater seriousness, opening space for generative seepages between modes of past and present isthmian sapphic living. References Ahmed Sara . 2006 . “ Orientations: Toward a Queer Phenomenology...
Published: 01 October 2022
Figure 2. Flyer for an arts workshop titled “Demonxtração” (a play on the words demon , demonstration , and demon extraction ), presented by performer Malyaka SN as part of Brazil's Black History Month in November. Drags refers to hegemonic drag performances, monsters is a reference More
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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 (2017) 23 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., the present article takes up the subtitle to Rechy's sixth novel, The Sexual Outlaw (“a prose documentary”), as a way to analyze the novel's generic and formal choices. While tracing the continuities between this text from 1977 and his earlier best-selling novels, the article locates this genre-bending novel...
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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 (2016) 22 (3): 409–435.
Published: 01 June 2016
... should be organized in this way. Rechy frequently presents a close relation between forms of reduction and the gay lives and worlds that are a significant focus of his work. Moreover, critics have imagined this gay-oriented work itself to be “reductive.” Rechy is therefore the occasion to ask...