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Queer: A Graphic History
by Meg-John Barker

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

September 08, 2016

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<b>'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' <i>Vice</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br />Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.<br /><br /><br /><br />From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.<br /><br /><br /><br />Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what’s ‘normal’ – Alfred Kinsey’s view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler’s view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we’re invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media. <br /><br /><br /><br />Presented in a brilliantly engaging and witty style, this is a unique portrait of the universe of queer thinking.
Disturbing Attachments: Genet, Modern Pederasty, and Queer Histor...
by Kadji Amin

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 01, 2017

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<div>Jean Genet (1910–1986) resonates, perhaps more than any other canonical queer figure from the pre-Stonewall past, with contemporary queer sensibilities attuned to a defiant non-normativity. Not only sexually queer, Genet was also a criminal and a social pariah, a bitter opponent of the police state, and an ally of revolutionary anticolonial movements. In <I>Disturbing Attachments</I>, Kadji Amin challenges the idealization of Genet as a paradigmatic figure within queer studies to illuminate the methodological dilemmas at the heart of queer theory. Pederasty, which was central to Genet's sexuality and to his passionate cross-racial and transnational political activism late in life, is among a series of problematic and outmoded queer attachments that Amin uses to deidealize and historicize queer theory. He brings the genealogy of Genet's imaginaries of attachment to bear on pressing issues within contemporary queer politics and scholarship, including prison abolition, homonationalism, and pinkwashing. <I>Disturbing Attachments</I> productively and provocatively unsettles queer studies by excavating the history of its affective tendencies to reveal and ultimately expand the contexts that inform the use and connotations of the term <I>queer</I>.</div>
Sexuality, Iconography, and Fiction in French: Queering the Marty...
by Jason James Hartford

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English

Pages

243

Publication Date

February 19, 2018

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<p>This book explores the modern cultural history of the queer martyr in France and Belgium. By analyzing how popular writers in French responded to Catholic doctrine and the tradition of St. Sebastian in art, <i>Queering the Martyr</i> shows how religious and secular symbols overlapped to produce not one, but two martyr-types. These are the queer type, typified first by Gustave Flaubert, which is a philosophical foil, and the gay type, popularized by Jean Genet but created by the Belgian Georges Eekhoud, which is a political and pornographic device. Grounded in feminist queer theory and working from a post-psychoanalytical point of view, the argument explores the potential and limits of these two figures, noting especially the persistence of misogyny in religious culture. </p>
La mésaventure (French Edition)
by Paul Adam

Language

French

Pages

16

Publication Date

February 19, 2018

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Paul Auguste Marie Adam1, né le 7 décembre 1862 à Paris où il est mort le 2 janvier 1920, est un écrivain français et critique d'art.<br />Extrait: Dépouillée soudain des nues orageuses, la lune, de sa pure clarté, glace les dunes, les conques des vagues annonciatrices, les terrasses musicales du Casino, enfin se mire au lisse visage de la vierge qui, seule sur le plus haut belvédère, dresse son indécis corsage de pourpre et d’or vert dans la sérénité nocturne.<br />La valse, en bas, ne cesse ; et les spirales des ondes sonores rident l’air, convolent, s’atténuent en plus larges cercles qui virent et montent à l’Astre.<br />Un prétendant manqué ! Oh, ni éperons, ni moustaches impérieuses, ni ces doigts à bagues héraldiques qu’arbore le soupirant des Rêves, pas plus que de rouges lèvres disertes à murmurer les choses des troubadours. Cependant il était de prestance, sa barbe brésilienne semblait suffisamment représentative. On dit de très certaines rentes sur eaux sulfureuses qui, chaque trimestre, naviguent à lui d’Outre-Atlantique.<br />En somme, voilà bien le dixième mot dur qu’elle lui signifiait ainsi, l’éventail un peu levé sur ses lèvres méchamment rieuses, non si haut levé que le prétendu n’ait pu concevoir l’ironie de sa froide denture.<br />Ah, Maman ! quel chagrin ! quelles gronderies à subir ; et si justes ! Et ce pauvre frère, spahi en un lointain Sénégal, combien de temps encore faudra-t-il restreindre sa modique pension mensuelle afin de payer, sans amoindrir la dot, les appeaux fournis par le couturier ?<br />Le pauvre frère ! en un lointain Sénégal. Palmiers et cactus comme dans la serre de Madame Ephraïm… Vivre dans une serre toujours, avec un grand manteau rouge, une chéchia et un sabre… Le pauvre frère !<br />Mais enfin pouvait-elle initier ce mâle hirsute et velu aux mystères de son corsage indécis et, devant ces prunelles charbonneuses, dérouler la noble sarabande de sa chevelure aventurine et, en cette barbe touffue, plonger la lueur impeccable de ses ongles. Plutôt renier le Destin !<br />Le minuscule miroir serti d’ivoire et blotti en sa jupe de soie bleue, ne la marque-t-il pas immuable pour toute lutte ; svelte, cuirassée d’or vert et de pourpre, les bras longs et pâles, la gorge basse, inéclose mais déjà battante sous la gaze safranée du fichu. Altièrement culmine au casque de sa coiffure un papillon de diamants. Les mille facettes des élytres rient vert et bleu à l’ampleur de la lune neuve entre les cinq étoiles d’une constellation oubliée. Sur le parterre firmamental, elles luisent par-dessus les pavillons internationaux, les eaux gourmandeuses, les toits de la ville, les belvédères et les spires de la valse.<br />Quant aux fauves étangs de ses yeux, elle craint d’y penser. Ces deux trous à l’âme la décèlent trop naïve et trop ouvertement quêteuse d’expérience. Ils la désolent.<br />Mais sa bouche mince et troussée aux commissures d’un mépris aristocratique, cette bouche en découpure de plaie mortelle, rosâtre, gouachée, superlativement fine, préhensive et retenue : voilà La Force.<br />
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twent...
by Lillian Faderman

Language

English

Pages

404

Publication Date

January 03, 2012

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<div>Lesbian life in America continues to evolve. As Lillian Faderman writes, there are “no constants with regard to lesbianism,” except that lesbians prefer women.<br /><BR>In this book, Faderman reclaims the story of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from early networks to today’s diverse lifestyles. Faderman samples from journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, media accounts, novels, medical literature, pop culture artifacts, and rich firsthand testimony with lesbians of all races, ages, and classes, uncovering a surprising narrative of unparalleled depth and originality.</div>
Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Perverse modern...
by Elizabeth Freeman

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 08, 2010

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<div><I>Time Binds</I> is a powerful argument that temporal and sexual dissonance are intertwined, and that the writing of history can be both embodied and erotic. Challenging queer theory’s recent emphasis on loss and trauma, Elizabeth Freeman foregrounds bodily pleasure in the experience and representation of time as she interprets an eclectic archive of queer literature, film, video, and art. She examines work by visual artists who emerged in a commodified, “postfeminist,” and “postgay” world. Yet they do not fully accept the dissipation of political and critical power implied by the idea that various political and social battles have been won and are now consigned to the past. By privileging temporal gaps and narrative detours in their work, these artists suggest ways of putting the past into meaningful, transformative relation with the present. Such “queer asynchronies” provide opportunities for rethinking historical consciousness in erotic terms, thereby countering the methods of traditional and Marxist historiography. Central to Freeman’s argument are the concepts of chrononormativity, the use of time to organize individual human bodies toward maximum productivity; temporal drag, the visceral pull of the past on the supposedly revolutionary present; and erotohistoriography, the conscious use of the body as a channel for and means of understanding the past. <I>Time Binds</I> emphasizes the critique of temporality and history as crucial to queer politics.</div>
Un nuevo sentimiento (Spanish Edition)
by Lioba Abeyta

Language

Spanish

Pages

1730

Publication Date

February 09, 2018

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Entramos en la habitación muy extraña. Entre los floreros antiguos, los ornamentos foliáceos y los cuerpos geométricos callan pensativamente sobre las baldas bajo el techo Zeus, Afina Pallada. A podnozhya del Olimpo de yeso los animales disecados gastados de los urogallos, los alimoches, el proteína, las marmotas y cada otra criatura. En las mesas los aparatos físicos y las máquinas eléctricas los émbolos y los matraces, azul y los vidrios mates.
Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling
by Philip Pullman

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>From the internationally best-selling author of the <i>His Dark Materials</i> trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.</b><br /><br />One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story--from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others--and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, <i>Daemon Voices</i> is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.
Complete Poems
by C.P. Cavafy

Language

English

Pages

754

Publication Date

May 22, 2012

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An extraordinary literary event: Daniel Mendelsohn’s acclaimed two-volume translation of the complete poems of C. P. Cavafy—including the first English translation of the poet’s final Unfinished Poems—now published in one handsome edition and featuring the fullest literary commentaries available in English, by the renowned critic, scholar, and international best-selling author of <i>The Lost.</i><br /> No modern poet so vividly brought to life the history and culture of Mediterranean antiquity; no writer dared break, with such taut energy, the early-twentieth-century taboos surrounding homoerotic desire; no poet before or since has so gracefully melded elegy and irony as the Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933). Whether advising Odysseus on his return to Ithaca or confronting the poet with the ghosts of his youth, these verses brilliantly make the historical personal—and vice versa. To his profound exploration of longing and loneliness, fate and loss, memory and identity, Cavafy brings the historian’s assessing eye along with the poet’s compassionate heart. <br /> After more than a decade of work and study, Mendelsohn—a classicist who alone among Cavafy’s translators shares the poet’s deep intimacy with the ancient world—gives readers full access to the genius of Cavafy’s verse: the sensuous rhymes, rich assonances, and strong rhythms of the original Greek that have eluded previous translators. Complete with the Unfinished Poems that Cavafy left in drafts when he died—a remarkable, hitherto unknown discovery that remained in the Cavafy Archive in Athens for decades—and with an in-depth introduction and a helpful commentary that situates each work in a rich historical, literary, and biographical context, this revelatory translation is a cause for celebration: the definitive presentation of Cavafy in English.
Monster Theory: Reading Culture
by Univ Of Minnesota Press

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

November 15, 1996

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<DIV>We live in a time of monsters. Monsters provide a key to understanding the culture that spawned them. So argue the essays in this wide-ranging and fascinating collection that asks the question, What happens when critical theorists take the study of monsters seriously as a means of examining our culture? <BR> <BR>In viewing the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body, the contributors to <I>Monster Theory</I> consider beasts, demons, freaks, and fiends as symbolic expressions of cultural unease that pervade a society and shape its collective behavior. Through a historical sampling of monsters, these essays argue that our fascination for the monstrous testifies to our continued desire to explore difference and prohibition.<BR><BR>Contributors: Mary Baine Campbell, Brandeis U; David L. Clark, McMaster U; Frank Grady, U of Missouri, St. Louis; David A. Hedrich Hirsch, U of Illinois; Lawrence D. Kritzman, Dartmouth College; Kathleen Perry Long, Cornell U; Stephen Pender; Allison Pingree, Harvard U; Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College; John O'Neill, York U; William Sayers, George Washington U; Michael Uebel, U of Virginia; Ruth Waterhouse.  </div>

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