Regarding Sedgwick: Essays on Critical Theory and Queer Culture

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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is one of the most original and influential thinkers in critical and gender theory. Her work includes such groundbreaking books as Epistemology of the Closet and Between Men: English Literature and Homo-social Desire, writings that have powerfully influenced ideas of the body, of literature, and of identities. Regarding Sedgwick brings together new essays by distinguished critics to provide a sustained critical engagement with Sedgwick's work. The volume includes an extensive interview with Sedgwick, in which she speaks of her work, and of the situation of queer studies, critical theory, and the academy at the turn of a millennium.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415928182
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Queer Moments: The Performative Temporalities of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1
1 Mario Montez, For Shame 57
2 Two Girls, Fat and Thin 71
3 Capacity 109
4 Theory Kindergarten 121
5 If Love Were All: Reading Sedgwick Sentimentally 143
6 Strategic Constructivism? Sedgwick's Ethics of Inversion 165
7 Eve's Queer Child 181
8 Flaming Iguanas, Dalai Pandas, and Other Lesbian Bardos (A few perimeter points) 201
9 Reviewing Eve 217
10 When Whippoorwills Call 229
11 This Piercing Bouquet: An Interview with Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 243
Selected Bibliography of Texts by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 263
Notes on Contributors 271
Index 275
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