Valerie Rohy

Pays :États-Unis
Langue :anglais
Sexe :féminin
Note :
Professeur d'anglais, University of Vermont, Burlington (en 2015)
ISNI :ISNI 0000 0000 3637 585X

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  • Anachronism and its others

    sexuality, race, temporality

    Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XVI-178 p.)
    Description : Note : Notes bibliogr. p. 141-169
    Édition : Albany : State university of New York press , cop. 2009

  • Impossible women

    lesbian figures & American literature

    Description matérielle : 191 p.
    Description : Note : Notes bibliogr. Index
    Édition : Ithaca (N.Y.) ; London : Cornell university press , 2000

  • Lost causes

    narrative, etiology, and queer theory

    Description matérielle : viii, 237 pages
    Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-230) and index
    Abstract : "Lost Causes stages a polemical intervention in the discourse that grounds queer civil rights in etiology -- that is, in the cause of homosexuality, whether choice, "recruitment," or biology. Reading etiology as a narrative form, political strategy, and hermeneutic method in American and British literature and popular culture, it argues that today's gay arguments for biological determinism accept their opponents' paranoia about what Rohy calls "homosexual reproduction"-that is, nonsexual forms of queer increase-preventing more complex ways of considering sexuality and causality. This study combines literary texts and psychoanalytic theory--two salient sources of etiological narratives in themselves -- to reconsider phobic tropes of homosexual reproduction: contagion in Borrowed Time, bad influence in The Picture of Dorian Gray, trauma in The Night Watch, choice of identity in James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, and dangerous knowledge in The Well of Loneliness. These readings draw on Lacan's notion of retroactive causality to convert the question of what causes homosexuality into a question of what homosexuality causes as the constitutive outside of a heteronormative symbolic order. Ultimately, this study shows, queer communities and queer theory must embrace formerly shaming terms -- why should the increase of homosexuality be unthinkable? -- while retaining the critical sense of queerness as a non-identity, a permanent negativity"
    Édition : New York, NY : Oxford university press , [2015]


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  • Impossible women : lesbians figures & American literature / Valerie Rohy, 2000
    Lost causes : narrative, etiology, and queer theory / Valerie Rohy, 2015
  • CORC (2003-11-25)

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