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After Sex?: On Writing Since Queer Theory (South Atlantic by Andrew Parker

By Andrew Parker

During this unique factor of SAQ, a sought after staff of participants contemplate the vicissitudes of queer conception given that its inception within the early Nineties. the problem considers what—if anything—lies on the center of queer experiences except its curiosity in sexuality. With essays meant to be extra reflective than scholarly, the authors reflect on the way forward for queer idea via meditating richly on its earlier. even if viewing sexuality because the epitome of the social or of the anti-social, the essays shape a sustained meditation on intercourse as a resource of enjoyment and bother, as an issue of great inquiry, and as a political conundrum.Contributors discover the interdisciplinarity of the sector and its relation to different fields, comparable to severe race stories, feminism, and lesbian and homosexual stories. a number of essays remember the beginning of queer thought within the days of the feminist-sex wars and the 1st AIDS-related homosexual male deaths; a few participants evoke the times of the field’s infancy whereas others are happy to include its adulthood. The sheer quantity and breadth of the subjects considered—everything from Hank Williams and the paradoxes of local American sovereignty to the declension of atoms within the writings of Lucretius, from Henry Darger’s “naive” depiction of women with male genitals to the adventure of being unmarried or of falling asleep—reflect the ongoing energy of queer conception a iteration after its inception.Contributors Lauren BerlantMichael CobbAnn CvetkovichLee EdelmanRichard Thompson FordCarla FrecceroElizabeth FreemanJonathan GoldbergJanet HalleyNeville HoadJoseph LitvakMichael MoonJos? Esteban Mu?ozJeff NunokawaAndrew ParkerElizabeth A. PovinelliRichard RambussErica RandBethany SchneiderEve Kosofsky SedgwickKate Thomas

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It requires taking a step away from sex. 4 Quite recently, Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit seem to do as much when they generate subtle readings out of Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mépris (1963). Rather than try to explain the psychological or social reasons for why the couple in question contemptuously breaks up, Bersani and Dutoit try to do away with the easy knowledge one might try to construct out of the film’s dynamics of intimate relating. So they isolate figures that are isolating themselves from one another—characters that confuse rather than explain, characters that refuse to be fully expressive.

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