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After Queer Studies
Literature, Theory and Sexuality in the 21st Century


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E. L. McCallum, Tyler Bradway, Stephen Guy-Bray, Dana Seiter, Ricardo Ortiz, Richard A. Kaye, Matt Brim, Kevin Ohi, Amber Musser, Nick Salvato, Andre Carrington, Rebekah Sheldon, Sharon Patricia Holland
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  • Date Published: January 2019
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108739733

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  • After Queer Studies maps the literary influences that facilitated queer theory's academic emergence and charts the trajectories that continue to shape its continued evolution as a critical practice. It explores the interdisciplinary origins of queer studies and argues for the prominent role that literary studies has played in establishing the concepts, methods, and questions of contemporary queer theory. It shows how queer studies has had an impact on many trending concerns in literary studies, such as the affective turn, the question of the subject, and the significance of social categories like race, class, and sexual differences. Bridging between queer studies' legacies and its horizons, this collection initiates new discussion on the irreducible changes that queer studies has introduced in the concepts, methods, and modes of literary interpretation and cultural practices.

    • Provides multifarious perspectives on queer reading and interpretation
    • Expands the archives of queer literature to include underrepresented authors, texts, and genres
    • Charts new horizons in queer methodologies, including posthuman, postcolonial, queer of color, and postcritical approaches, among others
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    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108739733
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: thinking sideways, or an untoward genealogy of queer reading E. L. McCallum and Tyler Bradway
    Part I. Reading Queery Literary History:
    1. Shakespearean sexualities Stephen Guy-Bray
    2. Write, paint, dance, sex: queer styles/American fictions Dana Seiter
    3. Queer Lantix studies and queer Latinx literature 'after' queer theory, or: thought and art and sex after pulse Ricardo Ortiz
    Part II. Reading Queer Writer:
    4. Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw in queer time: law, lawlessness, and the mid twentieth-century after-life of a decadent person Richard A. Kaye
    5. After queer Baldwin Matt Brim
    6. Revision, origin, and the courage of truth: Henry James's New York edition prefaces Kevin Ohi
    7. All about our mothers: race, gender, and the reparative Amber Musser
    Part III. Reading Queerly:
    8. Camp performance and the case of discotropic Nick Salvato
    9. Reading in juxtaposition: comics Andre Carrington
    10. Reading for transgression: queering genres Rebekah Sheldon
    11. Sovereignty: a mercy Sharon Patricia Holland.

  • Editors

    Tyler Bradway, State University of New York College, Cortland
    Tyler Bradway is Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Cortland and author of Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading (2017). He is the editor of 'Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing', a forthcoming special issue of College Literature, and his essays have appeared or are forthcoming in venues such as GLQ, Mosaic, Stanford Arcade, American Literature in Transition, 1980–1990 (Cambridge, 2018), and The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In (forthcoming).

    E. L. McCallum, Michigan State University
    E. L. McCallum is Professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University, and author of Unmaking The Making of Americans: Toward an Aesthetic Ontology (2018) and Object Lessons: How to Do Things with Fetishism (1999); she co-edited with Mikko Tuhkanen The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature (Cambridge, 2014), and Queer Times, Queer Becomings (2011). Her essays have appeared in camera obscura, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Postmodern Culture, Poetics Today, and differences, as well as edited collections (including The Cambridge Companion to the Modern Gothic (Cambridge, 2014), Primary Stein (2014), and Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond (2014). She recently won the Paul Varg Alumni Award for Faculty, recognizing outstanding teaching and scholarly achievement at Michigan State University.


    E. L. McCallum, Tyler Bradway, Stephen Guy-Bray, Dana Seiter, Ricardo Ortiz, Richard A. Kaye, Matt Brim, Kevin Ohi, Amber Musser, Nick Salvato, Andre Carrington, Rebekah Sheldon, Sharon Patricia Holland

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