For those interested in thinking the humanities through the analytical categories of sex and sexuality.
This essay argues, through various personal anecdotes, for a university in which our work and lives would turn away from impersonal professionalism and more towards a praxis where we would recognize better, as Brantley Bryant has written, that our “very strength, our very expertise, comes from darkness, indeterminacy, unmarketably disastrous…[Read more]
A plea for more generous modes of reading each other’s scholarship in order to arrive at a University that values productive dissensus within a framework of shared endeavor and solidarity. The essay also argues for new relational modes in which personal, professional and other identities would be rejected in favor of cruising each other’s thought and work.
Jo Henderson-Merrygold deposited The Present and Future of Trans Hermeneutics: Viewing Sarah Cispiciously: Cisnormalisation, and the Problem of Cisnormativity in the group LGBTQ Studies on Humanities Commons 6 months, 2 weeks ago
This paper presents a reading of Sarah (Genesis 11:29-23:19) as a proto-trans(gender) figure. The author addresses the problem of cisnormativity and its impact on biblical interpretation. In particular, throughout this paper Sarah is presented as a character who has been cisnormalised within the literary tradition of the Biblical text in order to…[Read more]
“Unter Männern” weaves together three threads of, first, historically relevant memory recited by its chosen protagonists; second, some personal history on the part of the primary filmmaker (i.e., director Ringo Rösener); and, third, between and among them, filmic artifacts or evidence of life in the GDR. This documentary presents the a…[Read more]
This chapter introduces the volume on East German film. The chapter and the volume it introduces surveys a range of depictions of gender and sexuality in East German film and television, from stereotypical and ideologically compliant understandings of femininity and homosexuality to more ambivalent constructions of androgyny, gendered agency, and…[Read more]
This essay examines the circumstances of the production and appearance of East Germany’s first film about homosexuality (the short documentary “Die andere Liebe” or “The Other Love”), while considering the role it plays in our understanding of the development of German lesbian and gay history. More specifically, this essay provides a reading of…[Read more]
“Confessions of a Frigid Man: A Philosopher’s Journey into the Hidden Layers of Men’s Sexuality” is the translation of a Japanese 2005 bestseller. Soon after the publication, this book stirred controversy over the nature of male sexuality, male “frigidity,” and its connection to the “Lolita complex.” Today, this work is considered a classic in…[Read more]
Caitlin Duffy replied to the topic CFP: Literature as Activism, Stony Brook University English Graduate Conference in the discussion LGBTQ Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 6 months ago
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Caitlin Duffy started the topic CFP: Literature as Activism, Stony Brook University English Graduate Conference in the discussion LGBTQ Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 8 months ago
Stony Brook University
30th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 23rd, 2018
Literature as Activism
Dr. Lisa Duggan, NYU
Literature is a social act. Our encounters with literature, history, philosophy, and even science are informed by the world in which these encounters take place. No matter what text we choose, we are…[Read more]
In the twenty-first century, the majority of people are living in cities—at least this is the credo communicated frequently. This statement has been strengthened by the “urban renaissance” that dawned at the beginning of the twenty-first century and by a globally evident increase in capital investment in urban-development projects. Such plann…[Read more]
This is an interview conducted to Pedro Lemebel, a Chilean visual artist and writer, who in the 1990s established himself as one of the most provocative and wrenching voices in the contemporary literary culture of Chile and Latin America in general. His chronicles direct their most confrontational barbs towards practices that regulate the traffic…[Read more]
The present paper aims at a presentation of the issue of religion in ‘Maurice’ – both in the text of the novel and in its readings. Religion is one of the main forces which influence the social and personal life presented in E. M. Forster’s ‘Maurice’. Its place is quite naturally second to the influence of the law, and yet it is religious upb…[Read more]
This critical commentary argues that the novels submitted (emphasis on Ammonite, The Blue Place, and Hild, with three others, Slow River, Stay, and Always briefly referenced), form a coherent body of work which centres and norms the experience of the Other, particularly queer women. Close reading of the novels demonstrates how specific word-choice…[Read more]
Entre la injuria y la revolución narra la historia del Frente de Liberación Homosexual (FLH), un colectivo político argentino que reunió a sujetos con identidades disidentes a la norma heterosexual y cuyo objetivo era luchar por una revolución social y sexual. En esta agrupación coexistieron marxistas, filoperonistas, cristianos, anarq…[Read more]
RuPaul’s Drag Race is one of the few reality television shows focusing on QLGBT (queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) identified individuals that has made it into mainstream consciousness. Drag Race provides a unique perspective on the ways that gender identity, sexuality, size, class, race, and ethnicity intersect and interact in…[Read more]
Krzysztof Fordonski deposited Handling the Touchy Subject. The Treatment of Author’s Alleged or Actual Homosexuality in Polish Studies in History of English Literature in the group LGBTQ Studies on Humanities Commons 2 years, 4 months ago
The paper presents the presence of English homosexual authors in Polish literary studies mostly aimed at students of history of English literature. From a review: “As indicated in the opening paragraphs, queer theory and broadly LGBTIQ approaches have been finding new homes as well as finally being given voices in publication. One such from…[Read more]
Krzysztof Fordonski deposited The Shaping of the Double Vision. The Symbolic Systems of the Italian Novels of Edward Morgan Forster in the group LGBTQ Studies on Humanities Commons 2 years, 4 months ago
This study presents the formative period of the English novelist E. M. Forster (1879-1970) with a special stress on the usage of symbolism in his early fiction. The book offers a new approach to Forster’s symbolism derived from the theoretical studies of Michael Riffaterre and his concept of symbolic systems – subtext and syllepsis. The author…[Read more]
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This study explores the meanings, preferences, and power relations ascribed to sexual roles. One hundred and seventy-eight men having sex with men (MSM) participated in an online survey in 2010, seven of whom participated in a faceto- face in-depth interview in order describe the scripts attached to sexual roles, preferences for sexual partners,…[Read more]