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Between Camp and Cursi
Between Camp and Cursi (January 2022)
Humor and Homosexuality in Contemporary Mexican Narrative
Brandon P. Bisbey - Author

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

Between Camp and Cursi examines the role of humor in portrayals of homosexuality in contemporary Mexican literature. Brandon P. Bisbey argues that humor based on camp and cursilería—a form of “bad taste” that expresses a sense of social marginalization—is used to represent key social...(Read More)
 
 
Avant-Gardes in Crisis
Avant-Gardes in Crisis (September 2021)
Art and Politics in the Long 1970s
Jean-Thomas Tremblay - Editor
Andrew Strombeck - Editor

Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.

Avant-Gardes in Crisis claims that the avant-gardes of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries are in crisis, in that artmaking both responds to political, economic, and social crises and reveals a crisis of confidence regarding resistance’s very possibi...(Read More)
 
 
Battling the Prince
Battling the Prince (August 2021)
A Woman Fights for Democracy
Claire Snyder-Hall - Author

This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.

What happens when a democratic theory professor gets involved with the Democratic Party? In this political memoir, Claire Snyder-Hall shares lessons learned from eight years in party politics. She tells the story of organ...(Read More)
 
 
Antigone in the Americas
Antigone in the Americas (July 2021)
Democracy, Sexuality, and Death in the Settler Colonial Present
Andrés Fabián Henao Castro - Author

Argues for a decolonial reinterpretation of Sophocles’ classical tragedy, Antigone, that can help us to rethink the anti-colonial politics of militant mourning in the Americas.

Sophocles’s classical tragedy, Antigone, is continually reinvented, particularly in the Americas. Theater practitioners and political theorists alike revisit the story to hold states accountable for t...(Read More)
 
 
Poetics of Breathing
Poetics of Breathing (May 2021)
Modern Literature's Syncope
Stefanie Heine - Author

A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.

Breathing and its rhythms—liminal, syncopal, and usually inconspicuous—have become a core poetic compositional principle in modern literature. Examining moments when breath’s punctuations, cessations, inhalations, or exhalations operate at the limits of meaningful speech, ...(Read More)
 
 
Boy-Wives and Female Husbands
Boy-Wives and Female Husbands (April 2021)
Studies in African Homosexualities
Stephen O. Murray - Editor
Will Roscoe - Editor
Marc Epprecht - Foreword by

A significant contribution to anthropology, history, and gender studies that reveals the denials of homosexuality in traditional and contemporary African societies to be rooted in colonialist ideologies.

Among the many myths created about Africa, the claim that homosexuality and gender diversity are absent or incidental is one of the oldest and most enduring. Historians, anthropolo...(Read More)
 
 
Sappho's Legacy
Sappho's Legacy (April 2021)
Convivial Economics on a Greek Isle
Marina Karides - Author

Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.

Imaginatively interweaving literatures across a variety of subjects, Sappho’s Legacy identifies the crucial role that islands and Greek economic culture play in teaching about capitalism’s failur...(Read More)
 
 
The Other/Argentina
The Other/Argentina (April 2021)
Jews, Gender, and Sexuality in the Making of a Modern Nation
Amy K. Kaminsky - Author

Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.

The Other/Argentina looks at literature, film, and the visual arts to examine the threads of Jewishness that create patterns of meaning within the fabric of Argentine self-representation. A multiethnic yet deeply Roman Catholic country, Argentina has worked mightily to fashion i...(Read More)
 
 
Screen Love
Screen Love (February 2021)
Queer Intimacies in the Grindr Era
Tom Roach - Author

Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.

In work, play, education, and even healthcare, we are using social media during COVID-19 to approximate "normal life" before the pandemic. In Screen Love, Tom Roach urges us to do the opposite. Rather than highlight the ways that social media might help reprodu...(Read More)
 
 
Djinn
Djinn (January 2021)
Tofik Dibi - Author
Nicolaas P. Barr - Translated and with an introduction by

The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.

From a young age, Tofik Dibi feels “it”—a spirit, or djinn, that follows him everywhere. Where “it” goes, “they” go—his classmates, his colleagues, all the people who fear and hate “it,” his homosexuality.

The son of Moroccan immigrants, Dibi...(Read More)
 
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