We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality…an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future. The future is queerness’ domain. Queerness is a structuring and educated mode of desiring that allows us to see the future beyond the quagmire of the present. The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now’s totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there. Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of the moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds … Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.
In memory of José Esteban Muñoz, from his book, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (via nyupress)
I was in a grad exam this AM that included this important book, learned of his death the moment exam was over. Very sad, strange, poignant experience. His work has been so important to this field, and to so many of my students personally(via annejamison)
Oh shit. I…Jose was in my grad program. We worked with Sedgwick together. What the fuck. Jose, Jesus…
You should try teaching slash.
Today is slash day. Today we close read a fic (gen), and look at some art (not so gen). Today I show some Alicexz, Reapersun, Alessia Pelonzi.
I have couple of F/F pics, but they’re not that great. Can anyone point me to their faves? I’d be ever so grateful.