The Queer Art of Failure
|Series:||A John Hope Franklin Center Book|
Proposes "low theory" as a means of recovering ways of being and forms of knowledge not legitimized by existing systems and institutions
Judith Halberstam is Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. Halberstam is the author of "In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives," as well as" Female Masculinity" and "Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters," both also published by Duke University Press.
Illustrations; Acknowledgments Introduction: Low Theory; 1. Animating Revolt and Revolting Animation; 2. Dude, Where's My Phallus? Forgetting, Losing, Looping; 3. The Queer Art of Failure; 4. Shadow Feminisms: Queer Negativity and Radical Passivity; 5. "The Killer in Me Is the Killer in You": Homosexuality and Fascism; 6. Animating Failure: Ending, Fleeing, Surviving Notes; Bibliography; Index