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Appalling Bodies: Queer Figures Before and After Paul's Letters

Joseph A. Marchal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190060312
eISBN:
9780190060343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060312.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The letters of Paul are among the most commonly cited biblical texts in ongoing cultural and religious disputes about gender, sexuality, and embodiment. This book reframes these uses of the letters ... More


Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Susan Potter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a counter-history of the emergence of lesbian sexuality in early cinema. Drawing on the critical insights of queer theory and the history of sexuality, it challenges approaches to ... More


Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Wilton Barnhardt (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Some of North Carolina's finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the ... More


Queer Faith: Reading Promiscuity and Race in the Secular Love Tradition

Melissa E. Sanchez

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479871872
eISBN:
9781479834044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871872.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

It is a common observation that dominant US secular culture retains the stamp of seventeenth-century Protestantism. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the veneration of monogamous coupledom, an ... More


Queer Times, Black Futures

Kara Keeling

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780814748329
eISBN:
9781479841998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748329.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Contestations over “the future” and “futurity” have been central to formulations of time throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Queer Times, Black Futures considers the ... More


Reading Sideways: The Queer Politics of Art in Modern American Fiction

Dana Seitler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823282623
eISBN:
9780823286225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282623.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the pivotal role that various art forms played in American literary fiction in direct relation to the politics of gender and sexuality at the turn of the twentieth century. It ... More


Introduction

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter situates the book as a counter-history of the emergence of lesbian sexuality in early cinema. The study is described as a post-Foucauldian history of sexuality that aims to sustain the ... More


Prelude: Before and After

Joseph A. Marchal

in Appalling Bodies: Queer Figures Before and After Paul's Letters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190060312
eISBN:
9780190060343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060312.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The opening prelude of Appalling Bodies establishes some of the contours for the interaction between biblical studies and queer studies in this project by briefly introducing both areas and their ... More


Touching Figures: Reaching Past Paul

Joseph A. Marchal

in Appalling Bodies: Queer Figures Before and After Paul's Letters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190060312
eISBN:
9780190060343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060312.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 1 further situates queer approaches to history and temporality as a way forward and out of persistent debates about whether and how the past is different from the present. These debates have ... More


Valentino’s Lesbianism: Stardom, Spectatorship, and Queer Recognition

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the terms by which Rudolph Valentino’s historical female spectatorship is shaped by both identifications with and desires for the feminized star. These entangled spectatorial ... More


Uncertain Labor: Conception and the Problem of Productivity

Samantha Katz Seal

in Father Chaucer: Generating Authority in The Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832386
eISBN:
9780191883385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832386.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 3 approaches reproduction from the medieval scientific perspective of two contraries coming together, with the active male spirit working upon the passive female matter. Analyzing the Second ... More


“It All Goes in the Cup”: Receptivity and Unstable Polarities in the Contemporary Babalon Discourse

Manon Hedenborg White

in The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190065027
eISBN:
9780190065058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065027.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes a central theme—the idea of Babalon, and femininity, as magically receptive (sometimes in relation to notions of active masculinity)—as found in my contemporary source material, ... More


Male Sexuality in the Colony: On Toyokawa Zen’ichi’s Searchlight

Ikuo Shinjo

in Beyond Imperial Aesthetics: Theories of Art and Politics in East Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9789888455874
eISBN:
9789882204294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455874.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay examines the ways in which a crisscrossing of homosexual desires in a novella written in US-occupied Okinawa in the 1950s ruptures the structure of military colonialism and eventually ... More


Coda: The Pressure to Commit: Professionalism, Periodization, Affect

Melissa E. Sanchez

in Queer Faith: Reading Promiscuity and Race in the Secular Love Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479871872
eISBN:
9781479834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871872.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Queer Faith concludes by examining some implications of Pauline theology for recent debates about periodization, affect, and reading. The coda observes that the figure of the scholar whose work is ... More


A Queer Redemption: John Horne Burns’s The Gallery

Marisa Escolar

in Allied Encounters: The Gendered Redemption of World War II Italy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284504
eISBN:
9780823285945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284504.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 4 examines how the conventional gendering and sexualization of redemption is revised in John Horne Burns’s internationally beloved novel The Gallery (1947) as Naples—long described in terms ... More


Looping Sensations: On Waiting with the Existential Ryan Rivera

Sandra Ruiz

in Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479888740
eISBN:
9781479890705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479888740.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter shares the archive of the late queer Rican avant-garde multimedia artist Ryan Rivera by examining his experimental videos. Less than a minute each, these abstract videos draw the ... More


Dying Politically: Edward II and the Ends of Dynastic Monarchy

Maggie Vinter

in Last Acts: The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284269
eISBN:
9780823286133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284269.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Most readers of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II locate the play’s radicalism in the sexualized challenge that Edward’s homoerotic relations with Gaveston and the Spensers pose to dynastic monarchy ... More


Inverted Spaces: Rising from the London Below and the Dark Lands in Neverwhere and MirrorMask

Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem

in The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821645
eISBN:
9781496821690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter analyzes how specific spaces function in Gaiman's mirror-worlds in Neverwhere, MirrorMask, in conjunction with the main characters in each. A brief theoretical framework compares the ... More


Queering Space in Neil Gaiman’s Illustrated Works

Renata Lucena Dalmaso and Thayse Madella

in The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821645
eISBN:
9781496821690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter investigates the queering of space in Neil Gaiman's illustrated works, and the recurrent centrality of the liminal nature of places in these works. Liminal spaces are symbolic of two or ... More


Place: Authenticity, Metaphor, and AIDS in Gil Cuadros and Sheila Ortiz Taylor

Marissa K. López

in Racial Immanence: Chicanx Bodies beyond Representation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479807727
eISBN:
9781479877676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807727.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Sheila Ortiz Taylor’s Coachella (1998) and Gil Cuadros’s City of God (1994) challenge readers to consider AIDS not as racial allegory but as the sublime limit of human experience. The chapter makes ... More


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