(Listed alphabetically by author.)
Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for Composition Studies
by Jonathan Alexander
Logan, UT: All USU Press Publications, Book 25. 2008. 242 pages.
ISBN-13: 978-0-87421-701-8. OPEN-ACCESS e-book
“In Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy, Jonathan Alexander argues for the development of students’ “sexual literacy.” Such a literacy is not concerned with developing fluency with sexuality as a “hot” topic, but with understanding the connectedness of sexuality and literacy in Western culture. Using the work of scholars in queer theory, sexuality studies, and the New Literacy Studies, Alexander unpacks what he sees as a crucial–if often overlooked–dimension of literacy: the fundamental ways in which sexuality has become a key component of contemporary literate practice, of the stories we tell about ourselves, our communities, and our political investments. Alexander then demonstrates through a series of composition exercises and writing assignments how we might develop students’ understanding of sexual literacy … ”
by Zafer Aracagök
Foreword by Manola Antonioli
Dead Letter Office (for BABEL Working Group)
FORTHCOMING: Autumn 2014
“Atopological Trilogy miraculates unbounded strategies in creating new concepts within Deleuze-Guattarian philosophy without any heed for sectarian, sermonising, or dutiful readings of the philosophers. In Part I of the trilogy, “Becoming-Sexual of the Sexual,” the author demonstrates the ways in which quantum theory and the concept of “complementarity” inform Deleuze and Guattari’s thought, especially where their conceptualisation of “becoming” in general and “becoming-woman” in particular are concerned. If it is possible to produce the undecidable between the decidable and the undecidable in a tracing of the concept of “complementarity” in their philosophy, he argues that the ways in which the philosophers put forward a ban on “becoming-man” with a certain degree of undecidability encapsulates (albeit in a cryptic form) other becomings, the most important of which is becoming-queer, or rather, the becoming-sexual of the sexual.” – http://punctumbooks.com/titles/atopological-trilogy/
Sex After Life: Essays on Extinction, Vol. 2
by Claire Colebrook
Series: Critical Climate Change
Open Humanities Press, 2014. 269 pages, illus.
ISBN-13: 978-1-60785-300-8. OPEN-ACCESS e-book
“Sex After Life aims to consider the various ways in which the concept of life has provided normative and moralizing ballast for queer, feminist and critical theories. Arguing against a notion of the queer as counter-normative, Sex After Life appeals to the concept of life as a philosophical problem. Life is neither a material ground nor a generative principle, but can nevertheless offer itself for new forms of problem formation that exceed the all too human logics of survival.” – http://openhumanitiespress.org/essays-on-extinction-vol2.html
On Style: An Atelier
Edited by Eileen A. Joy and Anna Kłosowska
With assistance from Mon. Sparkles Joy
Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2013. 154 pages, illus. ISBN-13: 978-0615934020. OPEN-ACCESS e-book
“Scholarship in medieval studies of the past 20 or so years has offered some provocative experiments in, and elegant exempla of, style. Scholars … have blended the conventions of academic writing with those of fiction, drama, memoir, comedy, polemic, and lyricism, and/or have developed what some would describe as elegant, and arresting (and in some cases, deliciously difficult) prose styles. As these registers merge, they can produce what has been called a queer historiographical encounter (or in queer theorist Elizabeth Freeman’s terms, “an erotohistoriography”), a “poetics of intensification,” and even a “new aestheticism.” The work of these scholars has also opened up debates (some rancorous) that often install what the editors of this volume feel are false binaries between form and content, feeling and thinking, affect and rigor, poetry and history, attachment and critical distance, enjoyment and discipline, style and substance … An Atelier gathers together medievalists and early modernists, as well as a poet and a novelist, in order to offer ruminations upon style in scholarship and theoretical writing (Roland Barthes, Carolyn Dinshaw, Lee Edelman, Bracha Ettinger, Charles Fourier, L.O. Aranye Fradenburg, Heidegger, Lacan, Ignatius of Loyola, and the Marquis de Sade, among others), as well as upon various trajectories of fashionable representation and self-representation in literature, sculpture, psychoanalysis, philosophy, religious history, rhetoric, and global politics.”
“Masculinity? This book attempts to answer this one-word question by revisiting key philosophical concepts in the construction of masculinity, not in order to re-write or debunk them again, but in order to provide a radically new departure to what masculinity means today. This new departure focuses on an understanding of sexuality and gender that is neither structured in oppositional terms (masculine-feminine, male-female, man-woman) nor in performative terms (for which the opposition remains always secretly in play), but in a perpendicular relation akin to that which brings space and time together. In doing so, this book doesn’t aim to establish yet another theory within the field of masculism or men’s studies, but to put forward a personal account of how a revised understanding of the relationship between space, time, and gender can thoroughly alter concepts of masculinity.”
“Queer Insists is a memorial essay, a work of mourning, written for the queer theorist and performance scholar José Esteban Muñoz (1967-2013) shortly after his untimely death in December 2013. In a series of fragments, not unlike Roland Barthes’s Mourning Diary, Michael O’Rourke shares memories of Muñoz, the stories and reflections of his friends in the wake of his passing, and readings of his work fromDisidentifications to Cruising Utopia and beyond. O’Rourke argues that, for Muñoz, queer does not exist, per se, but rather insists, soliciting us from the future to-come. Muñoz reached towards teleopoietic worlds as he invented a queer theory we have yet to find, but are invited to glimpse.
Among the Muñozian themes this chapbook discusses are hope, utopia, affect, punk rock, heresy, the undercommons, temporality, hauntology, forgetting, loss, ephemera, partage, sense, incommensurability, the event and democracy.
In reading Muñoz as a Rogue Theorist, this book borrows many of the gifts we have received (and have yet to receive) from him, marking the force and luminescence of his thought, and insisting upon the rare and precious singularity of his work. Muñoz bequeaths to us a queer studies without condition which it is our duty to foster and to bear as we carry it and him into the unknowable futures of an indiscipline.
Michael O’Rourke is a postman who lives in Dublin, Ireland. He has published extensively in the areas of Queer Theory, Deconstruction, Speculative Realism, Object Oriented Ontology, Psychoanalysis, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Feminist Theory. A collection of his essays entitled Rogue Theory is forthcoming from punctum books.”
Beyond the Queer Alphabet: Conversations on Gender, Sexuality & Intersectionality
Edited by Malinda S. Smith and Fatima Jaffer
Canada: Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2012. 126 pages. OPEN-ACCESS e-book
“This e-book, Beyond the Queer Alphabet: Conversations on Gender, Sexuality & Intersectionality, emerges from two interrelated blog series on bullying and on LGBTQI2-S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, intersex and 2-Spirited) issues … The e-book also embodies the insights that emerged from various social media conversations with diverse communities of interest in gender, sexual diversity, queer intersectionality and critical diversity studies … This e-book is organized in three parts. Part I is entitled, “The Queer Alphabet and Beyond” and includes nine essays that take up the ‘queer alphabet’ and ‘queer vocabulary’ from A to Z. Following Sirma Bilge and Rinaldo Walcott, the essays call for a queer intersectionality and critical diversity praxis in everyday interactions with persons who are different from us. Part II, entitled, “Resisting Closets: Hate, Bullying and Violence,” includes nine articles that explore semiotic, cyber and physical violence and the ways in which these are experienced and resisted. Part III, “Building Resilience: Towards a More Inclusive Education,” contains eight articles that map the critical role of education and the most productive ways of thinking and learning about and teaching equity matters.”
- https://the-menace.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/Beyond_the_Queer_Alphabet_ 20March2012-F.pdf (“Preface and Acknowledgments”)
by Maria Katharina Wiedlack
Vienna: Zaglossus, 2015. 430 pages.
ISBN-13: 978-3-902902-27-6. OPEN-ACCESS e-book
“This history makes use of anti-social theory to take a broad and multifaceted look at queerfeminist punk—from its origins in the 1980s to its contemporary influences on the Occupy movement and Pussy Riot activism.
Maria Katharina Wiedlack studied German, English and Gender Studies at the University
of Vienna, where she works at the Gender Research Office. She teaches Gender, Queer and
Disability Studies and is involved in various queer-feminist and dis/ability projects and
activist collectives.” - http://www.zaglossus.eu/Buecher.htm