Homofiles : Theory, Sexuality, and Graduate Studies

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Homofiles: Theory, Sexuality, and Graduate Studies, edited by Jes Battis, is collection of essays that showcase current writings by gay, lesbian, and transgender graduate students and which explores the unique intersections between graduate studies, sexuality, and embodiment within the humanities, including the gendered performance of the university teaching assistant.show more

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  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 147.32 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 439.98g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739131915
  • 9780739131916

About Jes Battis

Jes Battis is assistant professor of English at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan.show more

Review quote

In essays filled with personal insight and theoretical rigor, Homofiles introduces us to a new generation of queer graduate students. This book proves once again how much LGBT studies has to say not just about the unequal power relations endemic in academia, but the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and embodiment we grapple with daily. -- Sarah E. Chinn, director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the Graduate Center at CUNY Provocative, original, and moving. With this new book, Battis has assembled the next generation of scholars who are troubling the soul of queer studies. -- Kevin Kumashiro, author of The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right has Framed the Debate on America's Schoolsshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Homofiles: Desire, Praxis, and Pedagogy Part 2 Part One Chapter 3 Chapter One: There Are Transsexuals in Our Middle Schools! Chapter 4 Chapter Two: "It Is about Geography and Memory": Coming to Voice with/in/out Academia Chapter 5 Chapter Three: Rhetorics of Disgust and Indeterminacy in Transphobic Acts of Violence Chapter 6 Chapter Four: "A New Hope": The Psychic Life of Passing Part 7 Part Two Chapter 8 Chapter Five: Fuck/The Police: Queering Narratives of Police Brutality in Post 9-11 New York Chapter 9 Chapter Six: Read at Your Own Risk Chapter 10 Chapter Seven: Realizations about Connections: A Literacy/Teaching Narrative Part 11 Part Three Chapter 12 Chapter Eight: Not Fab Enough: Consumer Gay Identity and the Politics of Representation Chapter 13 Chapter Nine: Don't Dream It, Be It: Cult(ure), Fetishism and Spectacle in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and King Lear Chapter 14 Chapter Ten: Suddenly Last Semester: What Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer Taught Me About Queer Dis-Ease Chapter 15 About the Contributorsshow more