What's Queer about Europe?
Productive Encounters and Re-enchanting Paradigms
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: Fordham University Press
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Queer and Europe:An Encounter
Sudeep Dasgupta and Mireille Rosello
Neither American, nor Dutch, nor French, nor German, nor British, nor Swiss, we proclaim ourselves Queer Europeans. But unlike Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confi ant, the authors of the 1989 In Praise of Creoleness, we do not write in praise of Queer Europe.1 Rather, we...
Queer Histories: Imagining Other European Constructions
(Same-Sex) Marriage and the Makingof Europe: Renaissance Rome Revisited
In the context of a collective project bringing into dialogue queer theory and Europe, what place might be accorded to a reflection grounded in the sixteenth century—a time when the first of the two terms in question did not exist as a conceptual category and the second had radically different...
A Case of Mistaken Identity:Female Russian Social Revolutionariesin Early-Twentieth-Century Switzerland
This essay is about a true story. A true story about faking it. Faking being a European. And faking being a man. A story about a fake man impersonating a European woman. This is a story about fictitious marriages and mistaken identities in early-twentieth-century Europe, about a female Russian...
Straight Migrants Queering European Man
In the late 1950s, the Europeanization of France coincided with its de-imperialization, yet it was a culturally uncertain paradigmatic shift.1 France as a nation and as a notion had undergone an unprecedented metamorphosis since the French Revolution. Contemporary France is faced with the...
Queering Euro-Global Politics
Queering European SexualitiesThrough Italy’s Fascist Past: Colonialism,Homosexuality, and Masculinities
In Italy, Ettore Scola’s film A Special Day (Italy, 1977) left an indelible mark and continues to be acknowledged as a masterpiece that transcends national cultures and cinematographic traditions. Set at the time of Italian fascism during the 1930s, the film takes radical positions on love and politics...
Queer, Republican France,and Its Euro-American “Others”
Queer theory has a complex relationship with the political. This essay investigates both the productivity and problems of one highly politicized queer critique of the French Republic, from sociologist Marie-Hélène Bourcier. Given France’s historic importance in the construction of the...
From European Grand Narrativesto Queer Counter-Stories
Sick Man of Transl-Asia:Bruce Lee and Queer Cultural Translation
Bruce Lee has always been construed as a figure that existed at various crossroads— a kind of chiasmatic figure, into which much was condensed and displaced. His films, even though they are in a sense relatively juvenile action flicks, have also been regarded as spanning the borders and bridging the...
What’s Queer about Remy,Ratatouille, and French Cuisine?
“What’s queer about Remy?” is the question that I will ask about Ratatouille (2007), the spectacular animated blockbuster film from Pixar Studios that won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and a dozen other international prizes. What visual and textual rhetoric does the film use to...
Pathos as Queer Socialityin Contemporary European VisualCulture: François Ozon’s Time to Leave
This essay approaches queer through the issues of pathos, compassion and emotions. I argue here that European visual culture has, in recent years, allowed new access to, and connections with, pathos and the emotions mapped through visual and literary allusion. In Anglo-American queer...
Carl F. Stychin
In this essay, I use the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) as a site for illuminating how “Europe” and “queer” inform each other in a range of different ways. My central interest is in how both underscore a tension between the assertion and deconstruction of identity. Furthermore, I explore how the...
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Publication Year: 2014
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