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Book Review: Najmabadi's Professing Selves

In Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran, Afsaneh Najmabadi writes about the lives of contemporary transgender Iranians. In several ways, her book is a sequel to her… 1,840 more words

Queer + Islam

On Taking YA Seriously

by Rebecca Valley

This essay was first published as an editor’s note on Drizzle Review.

I’m a middle school librarian by day, and when asked what my favorite book is my go-to answer will always be The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster. 724 more words

Book Reviews

Queering Paradigms VI published

This edited volume brings together perspectives on embodied queerness within the complicated parameters of hegemonic normativities, biopolitics and social-religious governmentalities. Queering Paradigms VI offers queer interventions, explores value-production in socio-corporeal normative frameworks, and exemplifies and highlights the complexity of queering in the global–local continuum. 194 more words

Queer Studies

The Variable Body in History published

The essays in this book explore the different ways the body has been experienced and interpreted in history, from the medieval to the modern period. Challenging the negative perceptions that the term ‘disability’ suggests, the essays together present a mosaic of literary representations of bodies and accounts of real lives lived in their particularity and peculiarity. 273 more words

Queer Studies

The Law and Outlaws In Bersani's Homos

“If a community were ever to exist in which it would no longer seem natural to define all relations as property relations (not only my money or my land, but also my country, my wife, my lover), we would first have to imagine a new erotics. 2,051 more words

The best definition of Queer Studies, ever/Updates

In my Queer Pop Culture class, we had a discussion board thread recently talking about items from pop culture that struck us are interesting or important in terms of queer studies. 754 more words


Presentations of Gay Vampires in True Blood - Not Just A "Teenage Dream"

This post was originally written in October of 2013 for the course
Queer Cinema at the University of Florida with Dr. Barbara Mennel.

True Blood… 1,139 more words