on the (hetero)normative. The failure to be non-normative is then not the failure of queer to be queer, but a sign of attachments that are the condition of possibility for queer” (Ahmed 155) November 24, 2015 Hope as Affect Hope as Anticipatory Affective Structure that is central to queerness “Hope as a critical methodology can best be described as a backward glance that enacts a future vision.” (367) Sara Ahmed: The patterned, culturally specific ways emotions orient us toward objects and others “Queerness is not yet here. Queerness is an ideality. Put another way, we are not yet queer. We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality. We have never been queer, yet queerness exists for us as an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future.” (1) Queer of Colour Critique Disidentifications: performance cultures as vital place where queers of colour work out critical relationships to dominant culture Cruising Utopia: Queer aesthetic practices premised on hope as critical to queer of colour community, survival, pleasure
Empty Stage Munoz comments on its potentiality Something that might happen in the future based on something that has the potential to happen in the present Role of Art “Utopia exists in the quotidian [the everyday]” (9) Looks at “queer aesthetics or the “anticipatory illumination of art” “I think of queerness as a temporal arrangement in which the past is a field of possibility in which subjects can act in the present in the service of a new futurity.” (379) December 1, 2015 Temporal Drag (Freeman 62-65) Drag as a productive obstacle to progress, a usefully distorting pull backward, and a necessary pressure on the present tense The gravitational pull that “lesbian,” and even more so “lesbian feminists,” sometimes seem to exert on “Queer”
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