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En/Activist Drag: Kings Reflect on Queerness, Queens, and Questionable Masculinities

In recent years, media attention to drag performers has increased transforming the once-hidden leisure activity of gay men and lesbians into a publicly recognized phenomenon. Many of these representations of drag have fallen short in offering reflective illustrations of the connections among gender identity, performance, misogyny, patriarchy, and activism. In response, we find ourselves studying…

Anthology Art History Humanities Poetry Social Sciences

For Audre

Callaloo, the premier African and African-American literary journal, publishes original works by and critical studies of black writers worldwide. The journal offers a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art. Frequent annotated bibliographies, special thematic issues, and original art and photography are some of the features of this…

Art Essay Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Porous Cells

“I use my most recent film, Thick Relations, to argue that traditional narrative structures are by definition oppressive and controlling. Traditional narratives demand a straight progress through time, through life, through love, through sexuality and conflict and family—a straight progress that would have us believe in and desirous of state-sanctioned institutions and relations. Queer lives…

Art Biography Essay History Humanities Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets

In Reclaiming Our Space, social worker, activist, and cultural commentator Feminista Jones explores how Black women are changing culture, society, and the landscape of feminism by building digital communities and using social media as powerful platforms. As Jones reveals, some of the best-loved devices of our shared social media language are a result of Black…

Art Critique Essay Nonfiction Social Sciences

Saving space: strategies of space reclamation at early women’s film festivals and queer film festivals today

LGBT/queer film festivals provide counter-public spaces for marginalised subjects to formulate community, negotiate identity and rally under political banners. At the same time, screening work by LGBT* filmmakers interpellates spectators into a common subject position and locates discursively ‘homeless’ subjects in space and time. The creation of queer, urban, community space is particularly vital in…

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The Cambridge Companion to Queer Studies (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

This Companion provides a guide to queer inquiry in literary and cultural studies. The essays represent new and emerging areas, including transgender studies, indigenous studies, disability studies, queer of color critique, performance studies, and studies of digital culture. Rather than being organized around a set of literary texts defined by a particular theme, literary movement,…

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Writing the Body, a Review of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics

How do trans and genderqueer poets write the body onto and against the page?What expressions and forms—even if amorphous ones—does the body use and take in its poetic becomings? Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (2013), edited by TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson, is a collection that grapples with these questions…