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Sketchtasy

Sketchtasy takes place in that late-night moment when everything comes together, and everything falls apart—it’s an urgent, glittering, devastating novel about the perils of queer world-making in the mid-‘90s. This is Boston in 1995, a city defined by a rabid fear of difference. Alexa, an incisive twenty-one-year-old queen, faces everyday brutality with determined nonchalance. Rejecting…

Art Essay History Humanities Natural Sciences Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences Theory

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

“Taylor invites us to break up with shame, to deepen our literacy, and to liberate our practice of celebrating every body and never apologizing for this body that is mine and takes care of me so well.” –Alicia Garza, cocreator of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Strategy + Partnerships Director, National Domestic Workers…

Anthology Art History Humanities Photography Social Sciences

The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts

A distinctly queer presence permeates the history of the visual arts — from Michelangelo’s David and homoerotic images on ancient Greek vases to Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits and the photography of Claude Cahun and Robert Mapplethorpe. The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts is a comprehensive work showcasing the enormous contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,…

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The Singing Teacher’s Guide to Transgender Voices

The Singing Teacher’s Guide to Transgender Voices is the first comprehensive resource developed for training transgender and nonbinary singers. This text aids in the development of voice pedagogy tailored to the needs of transgender singers, informed by cultural competence, and bolstered by personal narratives of trans and nonbinary singing students. The singing life of a…

Adventure Art Classics Drama Essay Historical Fiction Humanities Social Sciences Theater/Play Theory

The Transvestite Achilles: Gender and Genre in Statius’ Achilleid

As we follow Achilles’ metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behavior: male and female, epic and elegiac. This first full-length study of the poem addresses not only the narrative itself, but also sets the myth of Achilles on Scyros within a…

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Cross-Dressing and Gender (Tres)passing: The Transgender Move as a Site of Agential Potential in the New Iranian Cinema

This article traces the historical becoming of the contemporary supersaturation of im ages of queer and transgendered Iran through the narrative and tropic devices introduced by filmmakers in the past twenty years. I argue that the censorship code enforced by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is partly responsible for the formation of what…

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Gay Bombs: A User’s Manual

(Hi-Jack This Queers!) Gay Bombs is a technical manual manifesto that outlines a “how to” of queer networked activism. Gay Bombs is a reverse discourse, a re-inscription, a mutating body politic, a multitude, a queer terrorist assemblage of networked activists, deploying new technologically queer sensibilities. Gay Bombs is a technical manual designed to explicate and…