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vii Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Feeling Utopia 1 1 Queerness as Horizon: 19 Utopian Hermeneutics in the Face of Gay Pragmatism 2 Ghosts of Public Sex: Utopian Longings, Queer Memories 33 3 The Future Is in the Present: Sexual Avant-Gardes 49 and the Performance of Utopia 4 Gesture, Ephemera, and Queer Feeling: 65 Approaching Kevin Aviance 5 Cruising the Toilet: LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, 83 Radical Black Traditions, and Queer Futurity 6 Stages: Queers, Punks, and the Utopian Performative 97 7 Utopia’s Seating Chart: Ray Johnson, Jill Johnston, and 115 Queer Intermedia as System 8 Just Like Heaven: 131 Queer Utopian Art and the Aesthetic Dimension 9 A Jeté Out the Window: Fred Herko’s Incandescent Illumination 147 10 After Jack: Queer Failure, Queer Virtuosity 169 Conclusion: “Take Ecstasy with Me” 185 Notes 191 Bibliography 209 Index 217 About the Author 223 Color illustrations follow page 84 ...

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ISBN
9780814759516
Related ISBN
9780814757277
MARC Record
OCLC
676695829
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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