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Queer Times, Queer Becomings
If queer theorists have agreed on anything, it is that for queer thought to have any specificity at all, it must be characterized by becoming, the constant breaking of habits. Queer Times, Queer Becomings explores queer articulations of time and becoming in literature, philosophy, film, and performance. Whether in the contexts of psychoanalysis, the nineteenth-century disc ...more
Paperback, 362 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by State University of New York Press
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So this book seems to have gotten little attention considering the super power in its pages. Lots of essays by some quite famous queer theorists, but the true gems are by some of the less-so-superstars. I really enjoyed Dana Luciano's "Nostalgia for an Age Yet to Come" on Velvet Goldmine and Lloyd Pratt's "Close Reading the Present" on Eudora Welty. And of course, there's always Halberstam's fun pseudo-musico-theoretical piece on Lesbians On Ecstasy, a band I quite enjoyed in my youthful twentie ...more