Monthly Archives: November 2012

LIFE MIRRORS ART; TIME SLIPPAGES AND GESTALT READING.BY STEVEN BENSON

Talking recently to a friend, whom I had not last seen for over twenty years,and with whom I was at a school, in the 1970s,  a school which was decidably UN gay-friendly, reminiscencing about whom we knew/thought was or was not gay:it … Continue reading

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DECONSTRUCTING AND, THEREFORE, QUEERING(MAINLY IN SECOND BROADER SENSE, SEE EARLIER DIFFERENTIATIONS)”LE GRAND MEAULNES”(ALAIN-FOURNIER). BY STEVEN BENSON

So we are talking re the the following enactments/performances between reader and author that are common to Derrida’s deconstructionism AND to Queer Theory(in practical interpretation, and in its non-sexual orientation and gender{only} senses: seehttps://towardsutopia.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/queerin-its-sense-of-not-solely-relating-to-sexual-orientationin-literature-a-creative-explorationclarification-of-what-it-means-to-me-by-steven-benson/) 1. The gaps between the text/narrator/author and … Continue reading

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QUEER PART 2.QUEER IN ITS SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER SENSE,INCLUDING MY PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT(ON A LOCAL LEVEL)IN THE FIGHT FOR LGBT EQUALITY.BY STEVEN BENSON

PREAMBLE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOMOSEXUAL AND LGBT RIGHTS CAMPAIGNING IN THE UK 1. We had, in the Nineteenth century, “thanks” to Havelock Ellis and other “sexologists”, the binary first being made(officially and in a putatively medical way)between homosexual and … Continue reading

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