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Mysterious Skin (2004)

Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin: Independence, Rebellion and Social Engagement

Queer director Gregg Araki’s 2004 adaptation of Scott Hein’s 1995 Book Mysterious Skin of the same name is an example of the controversial and lengthy cinematic endeavours by the the ‘father’ of the so-called New Queer Cinema. 797 more words

My Review of Bettyville By George Hodgman

My review of George Hodgman’s memoir Bettyville has been published in the journal Western American Literature. Here is an excerpt:

In Bettyville, New York book editor George Hodgman returns to his native, rural northern Missouri home to care for his elderly mother. 196 more words

Queer Studies

#NeMLA17 #S306: "Transformation Sequences in Comics," Thu Mar 23, 4:30 PM in Dover A

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 4:30 PM, I will be chairing the session “Masks, Mutations, and Metamorphoses: Transformation Sequences in Comics,” at the 2017 Baltimore meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association, organized by my colleague Rafael Ponce-Cordero at Keene State College. 184 more words

My Conferences

Moonlighting in another's culture

i may not be the right person to opine on this subject, however, as someone who entertains the things that coalesce inside them, i can’t ignore when something comes to me, not piecemeal, but in one chunk, as if the sculptor only had to tap the marble once & the figure in his mind appears, sinew, cavities, definition & all. 2,787 more words

Essays & Creative Non-fiction


OUTsider by Ruth Marimo

publication date: 2014
pages: 248
ISBN: 978-0-9895868-0-1

This book had two things going for it: a heartfelt and genuine tone and a thought-provoking account of a person not often represented in the media. 413 more words

Book Review

The Twilight Zone and Mental Illness

This past weekend, I was a guest on Daniel Crocker’s podcast Sanesplaining, a show dedicated to exploring topics related to mental health in current events and culture. 33 more words

Queer Studies

Queer Necropolitics Selected Bibliography

Theoretical Antecedents: Biopolitics

Agamben, Giorgio. 1995. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Translated by Daniel Heller-Roazen. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Foucault, Michel. 1990. … 240 more words