• Saint's Progeny: Assotto Saint, Gay Black Poets, and Poetic Agency in the Field of the Queer Symbolic

    Author(s):
    Doug Steward (see profile)
    Date:
    1999
    Group(s):
    LLC African American
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KW24
    Abstract:
    Gay black representations of the phallus subvert recognizable images of the gay/black phallus, and they draw on a tradition, however brief, of writers who have also possessed and spoken from the gay/black phallus. In thus circumventing symbolic castration, Saint's progeny effectively engage in a tentative yet decidedly agentive elaboration of gay black identity in the field of what we can begin to call the queer symbolic.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Publisher:
    St Louis University
    Journal:
    African American Review
    Volume:
    33
    Issue:
    3
    Start Page:
    507
    End Page:
    518
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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