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 discourses of evolution and racial sciences, or the daily rhythms of contemporary, familially oriented communities, queerness has always been marked by a peculiar untimeliness, by a lack of proper orientation in terms of time as much as social norms. Yet it is the skewed relation to the temporal norm that also gives queerness its singular hope. This is demonstrated by the essays collected here as they consider the ways in which queer theory has acknowledged, resisted, appropriated, or refused divergent models of temporality.
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Part I The Intimacies of Time
Sedgwicks Twisted Temporalitiesor even just reading and writing
No Second Chances
Nostalgia for an Age Yet to Come
Part II Looking ahead to the Postfutural
Stein und Zeit
Part III Chronic Anachronisms
Return from the Future
Keeping Time with Lesbians On Ecstasy
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Absalom AIDS alien American Anzald˙a argues Avunculate barebacking Bersani body Butler’s calls critical critique cultural dance Dasein death drive Deleuze Deleuze’s desire Duke University Duke University Press Durham Edelman essay Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Ex-Colored feel film film’s Freud futural optimism Gender glam glam rock Gloria Anzald˙a happiness Heidegger Heidegger’s Hersland heteronormative hope human identity insistence intimacy Johnson’s language Lee Edelman lesbian Lesbians On Ecstasy living Lynch means mestiza metaphysics mode mourning movement narcissism narrative narrator normative notion novel object one’s ontology Owens past performance pleasure political possibility potentiality present Print queer becoming queer temporality queer theory Quentin question reading relation repetition reproductive futurism retroactive scene Sedgwick seems sense sexual Shreve song Stein’s story suggests telling Tendencies Theo things thought tion Todd Haynes Trans turn Velvet Goldmine voice Welty Welty’s White Glasses Wilde’s words writing York