Exposures: American Gay Men's Life Writing since Stonewall by Tomasz BasiukExposures: American Gay Men's Life Writing since Stonewall by Tomasz Basiuk

Exposures: American Gay Men's Life Writing since Stonewall

byTomasz Basiuk

Hardcover | July 30, 2013

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The diversity of gay men’s life writing since the Stonewall Inn riots is not limited to the coming-out story. Memoirs, personal essays, fictionalized autobiographies, and other forms of life writing witnessing to gay experience adopt many narrative paradigms and are profoundly self-reflexive about how they construct gay male identity. Exposures emphasizes both this critical perspective and the risk-taking, personal as much as artistic, assumed by gay male autobiographers. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s writings on shame, inspired by Silvan Tomkins’s affect theory, are an important point of reference. So is the political thought of Jacques Rancière, whose concept of the distribution of the sensible is called upon to describe the politico-aesthetic work, performed by gay male life writing.
Title:Exposures: American Gay Men's Life Writing since StonewallFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:July 30, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631634218

ISBN - 13:9783631634219

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Table of Contents

Contents: Shame – Coming Out – Queer Mourning – Humor – Distribution of the Sensible – Affect Theory – Periperformative – Death Drive – Life Writing – Autobiographic Fiction – Queer Theory – Antisocial Turn – Queer Utopia – Witnessing.