Mapping a Post-Queer Terrain: Radicalizing Poststructural Bodies

David V Ruffolo

Abstract


What would it mean to engage a post-queer time and space? How can the body become post-queer? Mapping a Post-Queer Terrain radically reconceptualizes bodies of poststructuralist discourse through a critical exploration of bodily materiality, subjectivity, and culture. This project makes an original contribution to the existing queer corpus through an inquiry into the post-queer that exposes the body as a virtual becoming. Although queer theory continues to offer a critical and necessary politics, in agreement with Bobby Noble, the vulnerability of queer is upheld in its circulation as a centripetal or centrifugal term. This project makes a new flow of (knowledge) production with queer theory using Bakhtin and Deleuze and Guattari to read through Foucault and Butlers. It is structured nomadically and is virtually directed where it continuously makes and breaks theoretical and philosophical connections.

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Higher Education Perspectives. ISSN: 1710-1530