Tag Archives: Utopia

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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GAY/QUEER (PSYCHO)GEOGRAPHY. BY STEVEN BENSON

Me, at Laurieston Hall, Gay Mens Week, 2006, re-claiming gay space and time 1.GAY/QUEER GEOGRAPHY: LITERAL MEANING Well, obviously, those PHYSICAL/ARCHITECTURAL spaces gay/queer culture/”culture” has carved out for itself amidst a hetero-hegemonic city/town scape: the gay scene, pubs/clubs clustered together, eg Canal … Continue reading

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THE HEGEMONY IN ACTION, AND FORSTER’S “MAURICE”.THE PRESENTATION THAT NEVER WAS. BY STEVEN BENSON

The following is a presentation I was intending to give as part of a course at my local (official) university, in response to the whole class having studied Alain-Fournier:”Le Grand Meaulnes”. The theme was novels which had an important effect on … Continue reading

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STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS LINKS:RANDOM(OR ARE THEY?). BY STEVEN BENSON

“..and the sounds repeated: the forsaken city, your lost love, endless night, summer, fever…Seurel, my friend,I am in great distress”(Alain-Fournier, “Le Grand Meaulnes”) psychogeography internal landcape the lost path the lost domain Mum Lewis’s …. Rebirth?

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“THE PERFECT CAFE”: A POEM OF PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY. BY STEVEN BENSON

Drift (Derive)- Ok it WAS Planned-Into…a Haven of Comfort Solace Belonging and… Espresso! (Blended perfectly). …. Writing… Reading… “Christmas Decorations Keep Falling  on my Head” (It doesnt quite Scan)…. Different types of Seating: Espresso Bar, Pew-like Bench, Tables and Arty … Continue reading

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