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Countersexual Manifesto

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4090 | ISBN: 978-0231175623 | Type: Publication

Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire.

Gothic Queer Culture

Artist/Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8 | Type: Publication

Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought the author argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Come Together: The Years of Gay Liberation 1970-73

Editor: Aubrey Walter | Reference: P3643 | ISBN: 9781788732376 | Type: Publication

Tells the incredible story of the emerging radicalism of the Gay Liberation Front, providing a vivid history of the movement, as well as the new ideas and practices it gave rise to across the United Kingdom.

Gender Trouble

Artist/Author: Judith Butler | Reference: P3568 | ISBN: 978-0415389556 | Type: Publication

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'.

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

Artist/Author: Lee Edelman | Reference: P3565 | ISBN: 978-0822333692 | Type: Publication

Argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating drive. Boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and political order. 

Roy Cohn/Jack Smith

Artist/Author: Jill Godmilow | Reference: D2295 | Type: DVD

An intense cinematic translation of a theatre piece in which actor Ron Vawter interprets the dual roles of Roy Cohn–the racist, reactionary prosecutor of the Joe McCarthy era and beyond who battled civil rights for homosexuals though he was homosexual himself–and Jack Smith, the open, avant-garde filmmaker/performance artist of Flaming Creatures. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Butting Out

Artist/Author: Ananya Chatterjea | Reference: P3278 | ISBN: 978-0819567338 | Type: Publication

Reading wesistive choreographies through works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Chandralekha.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Relational Aesthetics

Artist/Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3262 | ISBN: 978-2840660606 | Type: Publication

Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach toward contemporary art by getting as close as possible to the artists works, and by revealing the principles that structure their thoughts: an aesthetic of the inter-human, of the encounter; of proximity, of resisting social formatting.

Sarrasine

Artist/Author: Honoré de Balzac | Reference: P2737 | Type: Publication

Printed version of the 1830 novella by Honoré de Balzac, edited by Jim Manis and translated by Clara Bell and others. 
 

Paris Is Burning

Artist/Author: Jennie Livingston | Reference: D2186 | Type: DVD

Jennie Livingston's iconic documentary reveals the community of New York's minority drag queens, gay black and Latino men who cross dress as women and invent the dance style of “voguing,” imitating the fashion poses on the covers of the magazine Vogue. 

The Waterfront Journals

Artist/Author: Daivd Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2384 | ISBN: 0-8021-3504-8 | Type: Publication

Autobiographical fiction written as short monologues

High Risk: An Anthology of Forbidden Writings

Editor: Amy Scholder, Ira Silverberg | Reference: P2380 | ISBN: 1-85242-231-9 | Type: Publication

Collection of fiction, poetry and essays exploring the forbidden zones of illicit sex and obsessive behavior

The Garden

Artist/Author: Derek Jarman | Reference: D2047 | Type: DVD

Jarman’s ‘powerful and moving series of allegorical dremascapes’, concerning christianity, oppressive attitudes towards homosexuality and the AIDS crisis.

Disidentifications - Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

Artist/Author: Jose Esteban Munoz | Reference: P0798 | ISBN: 0-8166-3015-1 | Type: Publication