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FREEDOM: WRITTEN ON FORMING AN LGBTQ CREATIVE WRITING GROUP.A (SORT OF) POEM. BY STEVEN BENSON

I was blocked, I was locked; I wrote re Decay. I sub Limated. I discoursed on Queer Theory and Gay Studies. —————————————————————– But I wrote little About ME, Directly. I obfuscated. All this was/is Good; all Creative; I am not … Continue reading

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RE-ENVISIONNING:MICHAEL PONTI AND SEBALD. INSPIRED BY SEBALD’S ESSAY ON JAN PETER TRIPP IN “A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY”(TRANS.CAITLING, 2013).BY STEVEN BENSON

RE-EN VISIONNING: “Additions” “Rotated a Fraction Out of Kilter”; “Tonal Shades Altered”; “Interventions Deviations and Differences”…. These Phrases- Similarly Found in Deconstruction Ism and Queer Theory:- They could Equally Describe Sebald’s Writing Style; And PONTI’s Pianistic Peregrinations, His peripat Etic … Continue reading

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LIMINALITY; SOME DEFINITIONS AND CONNOTATIONS. BY STEVEN BENSON

1.A THRESHOLD, sometimes called transition rites,originally from anthropology, in relation to (often religious/spiritual) rituals: ie the phase at which a participant in the ritual stands on the threshold(the point of liminality/liminal space)between a previous way of establishing, for instance, their … Continue reading

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NEGOTIATING SAFER SPACES; A POEM(OF SORTS!). BY STEVEN BENSON

Sitting in A camp (Or is it Just kitsch?) {Going by the Decor} Cafe, In the Boho heart of Liverpool: I am Wondering How safe It is… I don’t Feel I am to be Walloped (Physically or Emotionally), But there is … Continue reading

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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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