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“What They Had between Their Legs Was a Form of Cash”

Homosexuality, Male Prostitution, and Intergenerational Sex in 1950s Italy

Alessio Ponzio

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

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L’Aimé qui est l’aimée

Can Levinas’ Beloved Be Queer?

Robin Podolsky

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

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Katrin Sieg

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

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On Sinofuturism

Resisting Techno-Orientalism in Understanding Kuaishou, Douyin, and Chinese A.I.

Yunying Huang

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

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“Banal Apocalypse”

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

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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

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Not Just a Phase

Queer Girlhood and Coming of Age on Screen

Whitney Monaghan

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.

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Talking My Way In

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

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Miles away from Screwing?

Queer Gothic Girlhood in John Harding’s <em>Florence and Giles</em>

Robyn Ollett

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.

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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