Queerness in Play

Queerness in Play


  • Author : Todd Harper
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319905426


Queerness in Play Book Description :

Queerness in Play examines the many ways queerness of all kinds—from queer as ‘LGBT’ to other, less well-covered aspects of the queer spectrum—intersects with games and the social contexts of play. The current unprecedented visibility of queer creators and content comes at a high tide of resistance to the inclusion of those outside a long-imagined cisgender, heterosexual, white male norm. By critically engaging the ways games—as a culture, an industry, and a medium—help reproduce limiting binary formations of gender and sexuality, Queerness in Play contributes to the growing body of scholarship promoting more inclusive understandings of identity, sexuality, and games....

Crip Theory
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Crip Theory


  • Author : Robert McRuer
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-06-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0814757138


Crip Theory Book Description :

Crip Theory attends to the contemporary cultures of disability and queerness that are coming out all over. Both disability studies and queer theory are centrally concerned with how bodies, pleasures, and identities are represented as “normal” or as abject, but Crip Theory is the first book to analyze thoroughly the ways in which these interdisciplinary fields inform each other. Drawing on feminist theory, African American and Latino/a cultural theories, composition studies, film and television studies, and theories of globalization and counter-globalization, Robert McRuer articulates the central concerns of crip theory and considers how such a critical perspective might impact cultural and historical inquiry in the humanities. Crip Theory puts fo...

New Queer Cinema

New Queer Cinema


  • Author : B. Ruby Rich
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780822399698


New Queer Cinema Book Description :

B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the pre...

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

Video Games Have Always Been Queer


  • Author : Bonnie Ruberg
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781479831036


Video Games Have Always Been Queer Book Description :

Argues for the queer potential of video games While popular discussions about queerness in video games often focus on big-name, mainstream games that feature LGBTQ characters, like Mass Effect or Dragon Age, Bonnie Ruberg pushes the concept of queerness in games beyond a matter of representation, exploring how video games can be played, interpreted, and designed queerly, whether or not they include overtly LGBTQ content. Video Games Have Always Been Queer argues that the medium of video games itself can—and should—be read queerly. In the first book dedicated to bridging game studies and queer theory, Ruberg resists the common, reductive narrative that games are only now becoming more diverse. Revealing what reading D. A. Miller can bring to the p...

Gender  Sexuality and Queerness in American Horror Story

Gender Sexuality and Queerness in American Horror Story


  • Author : Harriet E.H. Earle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476636825


Gender Sexuality and Queerness in American Horror Story Book Description :

The horror anthology TV show American Horror Story first aired on FX Horror in 2011 and has thus far spanned eight seasons. Addressing many areas of cultural concern, the show has tapped in to conversations about celebrity culture, family dynamics, and more. This volume with nine new essays and one reprinted one considers how this series engages with representations of gender, sexuality, queer identities and other LGBTQ issues. The contributors address myriad elements of American Horror Story, from the relationship between gender and nature to contemporary masculinities, offering a sustained analysis of a show that has proven to be central to contemporary genre television....

Queer Game Studies

Queer Game Studies


  • Author : Bonnie Ruberg
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Games & Activities
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781452954639


Queer Game Studies Book Description :

Video games have developed into a rich, growing field at many top universities, but they have rarely been considered from a queer perspective. Immersion in new worlds, video games seem to offer the perfect opportunity to explore the alterity that queer culture longs for, but often sexism and discrimination in gamer culture steal the spotlight. Queer Game Studies provides a welcome corrective, revealing the capacious albeit underappreciated communities that are making, playing, and studying queer games. These in-depth, diverse, and accessible essays use queerness to challenge the ideas that have dominated gaming discussions. Demonstrating the centrality of LGBTQ issues to the gamer world, they establish an alternative lens for examining this increasin...

Stages of Queerness

Stages of Queerness


  • Author : Hanna Kubowitz
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2018-05-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783668710788


Stages of Queerness Book Description :

Document from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, , language: English, abstract: What is ‘queer drama’? Since when have there been representations of queerness in British drama? Can we speak of queerness avant la lettre, and if so, what did it look like? How did queer representations in British theatre change throughout the twentieth century? What influence did stage censorship have on representations of queerness? What happened before the sudden eruption of queer drama after the abolition of stage censorship, and by which means could the legal taboo on queerness be circumvented? How did queer representations in the theatre influence notions of queerness in society and vice versa? These are some of t...

Women s Literary Collaboration  Queerness  and Late Victorian Culture

Women s Literary Collaboration Queerness and Late Victorian Culture


  • Author : Jill R. Ehnenn
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0754652947


Women s Literary Collaboration Queerness and Late Victorian Culture Book Description :

As she explores the collaborations of Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) and Kit Anstruther-Thomson; Somerville and Ross (Edith Somerville and Violet Martin); Elizabeth Robins and Florence Bell; and Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper (the pseudonymous Michael Field), Jill R. Ehnenn offers a timely interrogation into the different histories and functions of women's literary partnerships. Her book will be a valuable resource for scholars of Victorian culture, women's and gender studies, and collaborative writing....

Angels in South Africa

Angels in South Africa


  • Author : Vasti Vermeulen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1119715923


Angels in South Africa Book Description :

Angels in South Africa: Exploring Modern Progressive and Queer Realities in South Africa through Theatre is a thesis based on the development of the South African experimental play, Angels in South Africa. The play is a reimagination of Tony Kushner℗þs Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika in a South African setting. The play explores the marginalised narratives of a postcolonial South African landscape and focusses on issues of sexuality, race, gender, physical illness (with specific reference to HIV and AIDS), and mental illness. The objective of the play is to redeem narratives that adhere to these themes aÌ22́Ơ0́− and by redemption, it is meant that one voices these narratives in order to understand ...

Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture

Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture


  • Author : Jennifer Higginbotham
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319727691


Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture Book Description :

This volume analyzes early modern cultural representations of children and childhood through the literature and drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Contributors include leading international scholars of the English Renaissance whose essays consider asexuals and sodomites, roaring girls and schoolboys, precocious princes and raucous tomboys, boy actors and female apprentices, while discussing a broad array of topics, from animal studies to performance theory, from queer time to queer fat, from teaching strategies to casting choices, and from metamorphic sex changes to rape and cannibalism. The collection interrogates the cultural and historical contingencies of childhood in an effort to expose, theorize, historicize, and explicate the spectac...