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WHY CAMP IS QUEER.BY STEVEN BENSON

A. EXAMPLES OF CAMP IN HUYSMANS I am reading Huysmans’ “Against Nature”(translated Baldick,1959).I would like to tease out, via this text, the links between camp and queer(in all its senses-see these postshttps://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/ and https://towardsutopia.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/queer-part-2-queer-in-its-sexual-orientation-and-gender-senseincluding-my-personal-involvementon-a-local-levelin-the-fight-for-lgbt-equality-by-steven-benson/ ) There is obviously also a historical trajectory which … Continue reading

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CAMP IS POLITICAL AND SUBVERSIVE.BY STEVEN BENSON

I state my argument against Susan Sontag(“Notes on Camp”, 1964, collected in “Against Interpretation”), who says:”camp sensibility is disengaged, depoliticised-or at least apolitical”[which I take to mean politically neutral] We must , of course, take account of the fact that she was … Continue reading

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