scarce historiography regarding this topic—particularly with respect to the period from the 1940s to the 1960s. 6 Only in the last several years have sociological and literary queer studies that examine this period begun to flourish, showing the
Homosexuality, Male Prostitution, and Intergenerational Sex in 1950s Italy
Can Levinas’ Beloved Be Queer?
From a Queer perspective, the casting and shifting of gender performance in the course of erotic relationship – top/bottom, butch/femme – is a commonplace in the organization of daily life and what many of us know of love and goodness. Emmanuel
colonial era and especially since the emergence of anti-authoritarian, feminist, and queer social movements around 1968. Moreover, supremacist ideologies of colonial rule, racial hierarchy, and ethnonational homogeneity have been fundamentally challenged by
Resisting Techno-Orientalism in Understanding Kuaishou, Douyin, and Chinese A.I.
popular culture. In this article, I discuss representatives of Chinese popular culture that may not be familiar to outside audiences— wanghong style (internet celebrity style), tu style (rustic style), queer expression (in particular nv zhuang da lao
An Interview with Author Ta-wei Chi on the New Translation of The Membranes
Jane Chi Hyun Park and Ta-wei Chi
of queer Taiwanese speculative fiction, and I had the opportunity to interview the author about some of these themes. The interview that follows is based on a series of email exchanges between Ta-wei and myself in 2019 and 2020. My role was that of a
Laurel Hart, Pamela Lamb, and Joshua Cader
others. While I faced marginalization and discrimination as a young queer woman, I was also privileged as a white, middle-class college student. Discourse communities, such as those created by queer girls and young women on social media, are leading
Queer Girlhood and Coming of Age on Screen
In this article, I seek to interrogate the visibility of queer girls in contemporary cinema. I demonstrate how queerness has long been associated with a passing phase of adolescent development in the teen media sphere. I reflect on the nuanced relationships between queerness and girlhood in four contemporary US independent queer films, arguing that Pariah (2011), Mosquita y Mari (2012), First Girl I Loved (2016), and Princess Cyd (2017) are representative of a new wave of queer girlhood on screen. Rejecting the pervasive tropes of coming out as coming of age and just a phase, these films use queer girlhood to challenge linear models of girlhood.
Reflections on the Journey of a Lesbian Feminist Queer Rabbi
Elli Tikvah Sarah
Introduction I appreciate the opportunity to respond to Rabbi Dr Rachel Adler’s wonderful contribution to this issue, ‘Queer Jews Talking Their Way In’, first delivered as a lecture at the ‘Day of Celebration’ to mark twenty-five years of ordaining
Queer Gothic Girlhood in John Harding’s <em>Florence and Giles</em>
Literary fiction is a widely popular arena in which discourse on sexuality and queerness is produced and disseminated. The Gothic is an especially crucial mode in literary fiction that has a historically intimate relationship with queer subjectivity. Observing this relationship between Gothic fiction and queer subjectivity, in this article I analyze the representation of queer Gothic girlhood in contemporary fiction, taking as my focus John Harding’s 2010 reworking of the Henry James classic, The Turn of the Screw (1898). I show how Florence and Giles develops familiar tropes attached to the figure of the queer child and look specifically at how readings of the parent text implicate contemporary readings of this figure. With close readings that draw on the queer feminist ethics of Lynne Huffer, I consider what seems to be happening to the figure of the queer Gothic girl in contemporary fiction.
Louise K. Davidson-Schmich
agreement pledged to address queer citizens’ concerns. I argue that this election provided sexual minorities with a high degree of responsiveness on one core issue of importance, due to the presence of what Sarah Childs and Mona Lena Krook refer to as a