Monthly Archives: August 2012

REASONS FOR THE LGBT STUDIES/QUEER THEORY DIVIDE. BY STEVEN BENSON

1. Sadly,vested academic interests in one OR the other(yet a further binary!). I have noticed, generally, academics are very territorial of their patch of interest/research. 2. Often understandable human fears and insecurities in expanding beyond one’s safe sphere of refererence … Continue reading

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“THIS IS MY HOME: LARK LANE:A POEM”.BY STEVEN BENSON

A dusky Summer’s Night… Cafe society, The sound of A trumpet From a Winebar And a Guitar From another…. A deli Catessen, (Three olives For a Pound!) A Tattoo Parlour, A mystical Shop.. All in the Space of Fifty¬†yards… Reading … Continue reading

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REPARATIVE GAY READING(NOTHING TO DO WITH GAY REPARATIVE THERAPY: THE WORD HAS BEEN TWISTED TO MEAN ITS OPPOSITE); SUBJECTIVE/IDENTIFYING WITH THE CHARACTERS READING; AND DECONSTRUCTIONIST READING: COMMONALITIES .BY STEVEN BENSON

1.Reparative(literally, repairing) reading of gay male-content fiction is to tease out, and RE-INSTATE a marginalised(therefore, because of homophobia, censored, by individual and/or state)text by looking at the covert, semi-covert or the meanings overlooked , intentionally or not, by the heteronormativized … Continue reading

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