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In a Queer Time and Place by J. Jack Halberstam

Title In a Queer Time and Place
Author J. Jack Halberstam
Publisher NYU Press
Release 2005
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 213
ISBN 9780814735855
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space

Fag love by Peter Rehberg

Title Fag love
Author Peter Rehberg
Publisher
Release 2005
Category
Total Pages 208
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Liebe in Zeiten der Globalisierung Felix ist ein typischer Repräsentant jener Dreißigjährigen, die trotz hoher Qualifikation ohne feste Anstellung und auf der Suche nach einem Leben sind, das sich zu leben lohnt. Die Verwurzelung in der europäischen Kulturtradition ist ihm abhanden gekommen, Bildungsbürgertum rettete schließlich nicht vorm Faschismus. Er muss sich sein Weltbild selbst erfinden, und dazu bedient er sich der Popmusik als tatsächlicher Leitkultur des 21. Jhdts: Lieder für jede Gelegenheit, zum Verlieben und Entlieben. Seine Sehnsüchte sind dementsprechend ein Gemisch aus ganz einfachen, konkreten Bedürfnissen und großem Pathos, das vor keinem Hollywoodkitsch zurückschreckt. Als ihn ein Job nach New York bringt, verliebt sich Felix sofort in die "schwulste Stadt der Welt", sein Berliner Boyfriend Anton rutscht auf Platz 2 der Prioritätenliste und muss sich mit einer Urlaubsbeziehung begnügen, was auf Dauer nicht gut geht. Als der Traum von einem Leben geplatzt ist, in dem alles möglich scheint und nichts einen Preis hat, rückt plötzlich der Alltag ins Blickfeld. Der Einkauf im Ostberliner Aldi wird für Felix genauso zum Alptraum wie die Kneipenabende in Chicago, wo die Gäste die ganze Nacht nur auf Fernsehbildschirme starren. Während die einen ein Leben abseits jeder Fantasie führen, sind die anderen in ihrer gefangen. Als Felix kurze Zeit später Jack trifft, bahnt sich eine neue Liebesgeschichte an. Der global player hat seine Sehnsucht nach dem Glück zu zweit noch nicht verloren. Gibt es sie also doch noch, die große Liebe? Aber Jack hat ein Geheimnis. "Fag Love" ist der stilistisch präzise gestaltete Ausdruck eines Lebens, das die postmoderne Popkultur vorbehaltlos bejaht und ihre Versprechungen ernst nimmt. Rehberg beschreibt nicht, sein Text liest sich, als stände Felix mit einem Bier an der Bar und erzählte seine Story. Die Einheit von Sprache und Geschichte erzeugt eine Intensität, die jeden in den Bann zieht, egal, ob man sich mit dem Helden identifiziert oder einem die Sorgen und Nöte dieser Generation bisher nur als plakative Lifestyle-Fragen erschienen sind. Ohne es zu wollen, ist "Fag Love" damit ein klassischer Bildungsroman geworden, der auf zeitgemäße Art seine eigenen Perspektiven auf die Gegenwart entwickelt

Queer Times by Jamie M. Carr

Title Queer Times
Author Jamie M. Carr
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-10-23
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 190
ISBN 1135520712
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book maps Christopher Isherwood's intellectual and aesthetic reflections from the late 1930s through the late 1970s. Drawing on the queer theory of Eve Sedgwick and the ethical theory of Michel Foucault, Carr illuminates Isherwood's post-war development of a queer ethos through his focus on the aesthetic, social, and historical politics of the 1930s in his novels Prater Violet (1945), The World in the Evening (1954), and Down There on a Visit (1962), and in his memoir, Christopher and His Kind: 1929–1939 (1976).

Title Sex Time and Space in Contemporary Fiction
Author Ben Davies
Publisher Springer
Release 2016-08-24
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 178
ISBN 1137485892
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Combining close readings of literature and theory, Sex, Time, and Space in Contemporary Fiction opens up new ways to consider the sex-time-space nexus. In an exciting and compelling contribution to contemporary literary studies, this book takes the concept of ‘exceptionality’ as its point of departure as developed through an exploration of Giorgio Agamben’s theory of the state of exception and the work of theorists including Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. Through an analysis of a range of widely read contemporary fiction, including On Chesil Beach, Gertrude and Claudius, The Act of Love and Room, Ben Davies provides a rigorous exploration of narrative form and offers original theories of the prequel, narrative relations in terms of set theory, and the practice of reading itself.

Title The Postcolonial Body in Queer Space and Time
Author Rebecca Fine Romanow
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release 2009-03-26
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 203
ISBN 1443807826
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Postcolonial Body in Queer Space and Time examines the ways in which the notion of the postcolonial correlates to Judith Halberstam’s idea of queer space and time, the non-normative path of Western lifestyles and hegemonies. Emphasizing authors from Africa and Southeast Asia in the diaspora in London from the mid-1960s through 1990, the reading of both postcolonial lands and subjects as “queer counterproductive” space reveals a depiction of bodies in these texts as located in and performing queer space and time, redefining and relocating the understanding of the postcolonial. The first wave of postcolonial literature produced by diasporics presents the body as the site where the non-normative is performed, revealing the beginnings of a corporeal resistance to the re-colonization of the diasporic individual residing in England from the Wilson through the Thatcher regimes. This study emphasizes the ways in which early postcolonial literature embodies and encounters the topics of race, gender and sexuality, proving that a rejection of subjectifying processes through the representation of the body has always been present in diasporic postcolonial literature. Reading through postcolonial theory as well as the works of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Hardt and Negri, Homi Bhabha, and Giorgio Agamben, as well as Halberstam and queer theory, The Postcolonial Body in Queer Space and Time discusses the poetry and journals of Arthur Nortje, Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia and his film Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, and Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North, tracing a geographic arc from homeland to London to the return to the homeland, traveling through the queer space and time of the postcolonial.

Title Literary Modernism Queer Temporality
Author Kate Haffey
Publisher Springer
Release 2019-04-24
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 205
ISBN 3030173011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores the intersection between the recent work on queer temporality and the experiments of literary modernism. Kate Haffey argues that queer theory’s recent work on time owes a debt to modernist authors who developed new ways of representing temporality in their texts. By reading a series of early twentieth-century literary texts from modernists like Woolf, Eliot, Faulkner, and Stein alongside contemporary authors, this book examines the way in which modernist writers challenged narrative conventions of time in ways that both illuminate and foreshadow current scholarship on queer temporality. In her analyses of contemporary novelists and critics Michael Cunningham, Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter, and Eve Sedgwick, Haffey also shows that these modernist temporalities have been reconfigured by contemporary authors to develop new approaches to futurity.

Queer Times Black Futures by Kara Keeling

Title Queer Times Black Futures
Author Kara Keeling
Publisher NYU Press
Release 2019-04-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0814748325
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A serious intellectual engagement with Afrofuturism and the philosophical questions of space and time Queer Times, Black Futures considers the promises and pitfalls of imagination, technology, futurity, and liberation as they have persisted in and through whiteness. Kara Keeling explores how the speculative fictions of cinema, music, and literature that center black existence provide scenarios wherein we might imagine alternative worlds, queer and otherwise. In doing so, Keeling offers a sustained meditation on contemporary investments in futurity, speculation, and technology, paying particular attention to their significance to queer and black freedom. Keeling reads selected works, such as Sun Ra’s 1972 film Space is the Place and the 2005 film The Aggressives, to juxtapose the Afrofuturist tradition of speculative imagination with the similar “speculations” of corporate and financial institutions. In connecting a queer, cinematic reordering of time with the new possibilities technology offers, Keeling thinks with and through a vibrant conception of the imagination as a gateway to queer times and black futures, and the previously unimagined spaces that they can conjure.

Title Queer Girls Temporality and Screen Media
Author Whitney Monaghan
Publisher Springer
Release 2016-04-20
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 192
ISBN 113755598X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book takes up the queer girl as a represented and rhetorical figure within film, television and video. In 1987, Canada’s Degrassi Junior High featured one of TV’s first queer teen storylines. Contained to a single episode, it was promptly forgotten within both the series and popular culture more generally. Cut to 2016 – queer girls are now major characters in films and television series around the globe. No longer represented as subsidiary characters within forgettable storylines, queer girls are a regular feature of contemporary screen media. Analysing the terms of this newfound visibility, Whitney Monaghan provides a critical perspective on this, arguing that a temporal logic underpins many representations of queer girlhood. Examining an archive of screen texts that includes teen television series and teenpics, art-house, queer and independent cinemas as well as new forms of digital video, she expands current discourse on both queer representation and girls’ studies by looking at sexuality through themes of temporality. This book, the first full-length study of its kind, draws on concepts of boredom, nostalgia and transience to offer a new perspective on queer representation in contemporary screen media.

Title Re Inventing the Postcolonial in the Metropolis
Author Cecile Sandten
Publisher BRILL
Release 2016-10-07
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 462
ISBN 9004328769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The volume Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis offers a wide-ranging collection of interdisciplinary essays by international scholars that address the postcolonial urban imaginary across five continents.

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Title verquer
Author
Publisher LIT Verlag Münster
Release 2013
Category Arts
Total Pages 149
ISBN 3643505132
Language English, Spanish, and French
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