queer theory


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queer theory

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A school of cultural and literary criticism, influenced by poststructuralist thought, that questions and subverts common assumptions about sexuality and gender identity.
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She is primarily interested in exploring the ways in which media and cultural studies cross with feminist science and technology studies and queer theory.
The lecture is described as being "on equality, diversity, queer theory and children in a modern age" and will explore if there is such a thing as a "gay" child and will challenge people's thinking about homosexuality and heterosexuality.
Hard Light: The Work of Emilio Sanchez offers an oversized presentation blending queer theory with the works of Cuban-American painter Emilio Sanchez, who represented Cuban and New York environments on canvas in his New York City studios.
Here her argument draws much of its energy from the strain of queer theory inspired by Lee Edelman in No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive that critiques the stigmatization of non-reproductive sexualities by embracing the pointless or non-teleological narrative.
The second group brings Freudian psychoanalysis, Lacanian psychoanalysis, feminism, and queer theory into alignment as a developmental arc, while the third rubric circles the wagons of marxism, poststructuralist marxism, new historicism, cultural materialism, and postcolonial theory together.
His attackers are another matter, for they could be said to be engaging in violent behavior as a way to perform a dysfunctional hyper-masculinity, with analyses of masculinity falling within the purview of queer theory.
These collections help to safeguard and shape Wittig's legacy as the radical French theorist who, it can be argued, paved the way for queer theory, who bequeathed theorists and activists the contentious statement "lesbians are not women" at New York's MLA conference in 1978, and the novelist who, throughout her fiction spanning the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, challenged literary form through experiments with language, point of view and structure.
Otherwise, queer culture is likely to suffer, on a larger political scene, the normalizing vicissitudes already undergone by so-called queer theory.
On Friday, June 18th, Judith Butler, author of such foundational works in queer theory as Gender Trouble, gave a lecture called "Queer Alliances and Anti-War Politics" to a sold-out crowd at the historic Volksbuhne.
Surveying literary theory, cultural studies, psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, queer theory, and black feminist theory, Young argues that "these theorist [sic] fail to link the question of use value to the question of exchange value, and consequently, it is difficult to see race beyond its textuality; in other words, race becomes a cultural fetish.
Echoing the challenges of applying the gender performance registers of queer theory, of studying the body and desire issues in Islamicate societies, Dina Al-Kassim advocates studying both "the psychic and social investment of the body of Middle Eastern cultures," thereby adhering to Mohammad Arkoun's recommendation of the necessity to heed the "formal, ritual, social, and symbolic complexity" in the process of decoding "traditional societies" (p.
Though sexual politics as critical praxis was never the same after the publication of these two landmark works of queer theory, it would be wrong to see the books as definitive brackets of what Butler, in an essay published in editors Stephen M.