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Unformatted text preview: audience (as we so often simply focus on a flood of words). Remember,
there are no wrong choices, unless they weren’t specific and intentional
choices. Default modes (the “just”) are, once again, our obstacles. Day 2, Week 2
Day The Term “Queer” Long history as an oppressive and violent term
launched against gays and lesbians The use of “queer” in contemporary theory is
commonly attributed to Teresa de Lauretis- Feminist
Film Theorist Some “Important” Names Freud, Lorde, Foucault, Butler, Sedgwick,
de Lauretis, Anzaldua, Dyer The club in question: Warner, Doty,
Edelman, Bersani, Seidman (most of
what has been written in Com) On the fore (my opinion) Halberstam,
Muñoz, Eng, Puar, Boellstorff, Fergusan Two ways to think of term NOUN VERB (although don’t get too excited- they
aren’t as stable or concrete as you might
think) Noun As a noun (referring to identity)- such as “I identify as
queer” Power in self-naming Argued that to take on the term queer is a personal
choice, a liberatory act of self-definition However, many would argue one is not “queer”- one
gets queer, works to stay queer - queer is not-yet-here “definitions” An anti-normative position - Warner Contra-normative - Doty Whatever is at odds with the legitimate, the norm, or
the dominant - Turner Common appropriation- an actively chosen politicized
identity that challenges essentialized notions of
sexuality (hetero/homo binary) heteronormativity
- Assumed normalization of the mo...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2014 for the course INTC 329 taught by Professor Dustingoltz during the Winter '14 term at DePaul.
- Winter '14