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WATCHING YOUR GAY PAST IN PUBLIC VIEW. THE MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL’S “TALES FROM THE CITY” EXHIBITION.MY PERSONAL TAKE.BY STEVEN BENSON

What mixed feelings I have about this exhibition! Positive, first: To have this, at all, even is 2017, is still pretty ground-breaking (sadly and disgustingly), so credit to National Museums Liverpool (and for their-more artistically based-_”Coming Out” exhibition at the … Continue reading

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CORNWALL RAMBLINGS.1.NOW..AND THEN… AND THEN….MY ROSE GARDEN OF THE IMAGINARY.BY STEVEN BENSON

NEAR THE SHORE, I SHORE UP THESE FRAGMENTS We came here, then, in 2000: I was emaciated and could not eat properly. Today, I am in (somewhat) more stable health; and weigh 2 and a half stone more . Today, … Continue reading

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GAY/LGBT/QUEER ARCHIVE. PART 2. “MAY 1988”. “OUT IN ART”(GMP, 1986).BY STEVEN BENSON.

Some(gay male)homo-erotic art here! I shall just curate it and (mainly!)let it speak for itself ChristopherBrown Chris Corr; gay man reading “A Single Man”(Isherwood), to re-affirm his identity/sense of self; me in 1985? ChrisCorr again;steamy:P Chris Corrs still: that’s me … Continue reading

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THE BROTHEL IN HUSKISSON STREET:Remembrances. Gay 80s (continued).BY STEVEN BENSON

Ok, now I have your attention:come with me on another foray into my gay past! This succeeds Princes Gate East https://towardsutopia.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/for-pride-story-writing-group-steps-to-freedompauls-gay-start-in-life-reflections-by-steven-benson/ But now we are back in the first person….so I shall give you DIRECT memories/reportage, in the form of … Continue reading

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THE TANGLED SKEIN OF MEMORY. MY LIFE AND “DAVID COPPERFIELD”. BY STEVEN BENSON.

“When I think of it, the picture always rises in my mind…”(“David Copperfield”) Memory is fleeting glimpses of the past(in picture form); memory is, also, elongated and long travails through the past. Dickens deals with both, in “David Copperfield”. Proust … Continue reading

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HOMOSEX(UALITY) AND THE DOPPELGANGER; G>A>Y (“GOOD AS YOU”){INCLUDING REFERENCE TO SEBALD}: A BELLETRISTIK (DOUBLE!)TAKE, BY STEVEN BENSON

1, Homosex allied with/equated with “narcissism” in psycho-analytic tradition(hetero-normatively constructed); thereby implied as an incomplete, arrested development. The literary trope of the uncanny doppelganger(for instance in Gothic novel), though it can be queered(ie. positively skewed; torquere=to twist),sets up the homoerotic … Continue reading

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“THE LIVER BIRDS”.PHOTO POST. BY STEVEN BENSON

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BIENNIAL, POST 6.MY OWN BIENNIAL(CONTINUED). CURATED BY STEVEN BENSON

 

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FRAGMENTS;COUNTERPOINTS.BY STEVEN BENSON

Fragments of My life Cascade Randomly On top of Each other; so that a Facebook advertisement for Aberystwyth in the sun(at last, after the storm damage) Mixes With… recurrent dreams of Swansea/Abertawe, as I try to get back to the … Continue reading

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“A BIT OF “THE OTHER”: CRITICAL THEORY IN 4 MINUTES. BY STEVEN BENSON

1.The idea of the “other” is used in POST-STRUCTURALIST  thought as an alternative to the STRUCTURALIST binary OPPOSITION: (eg. straight/gay; man/woman), which was seen as embedded in linguistic forms. Thus, Foucault, and , later, Feminist and Gender Theorists,and Queer Theorists,pointed out that … Continue reading

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