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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Harold Legaspi : The Queer Imagination of Down The Hume by Peter Polites
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'There is not a simple matter of homogenous ‘queer’ voice, literary or otherwise (Hurley, 2010). As poststructuralist theorists have contended, for various historical and social reasons, ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ are discursively unstable and contested categories (Jagose, 2002) and homosexuality is ‘a performative space of contradiction’ (Sedgwick , 1990). In highlighting Polites’ engagement through his noir, i.e. of the thornier breaches of the queer-racial diaspora, I seek to explore the ideals behind his proposed definitive ‘queer’. Are bodies racialised erotically? Can queer love be normative? The answers to these questions, as the chapters of Down The Hume have argued, is yes, and the implication is that a radical tension and a central paradox is characteristic—are queer relationships driven by sex?—and perhaps even definitional—of the very term “queer” (Sedgwick, 1990).’'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Mascara Literary Review Class Fetish no. 24 December 2019 18507412 2019 periodical issue 'Issue 24 Class Fetish, guest edited by Alice Pung with poetry selected by Dimitra Harvey, and creative non-fiction edited by Winnie Dunn and Jo Langdon.' 2019
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