'The Inverted Gaze: Queering the French Literary Classics in America' By François Cusset

From the Marquis de Sade’s libertine sodomites to Jean Genet’s gay Parisian subculture of saintly Queens, the French literary canon has left an indelible mark on how we in America narrate and conceptualize same-sex desire. So, it may come as a surprise to some when François Cusset contends in The Inverted Gaze (Arsenal Pulp Press) that French literary criticism has largely ignored the queer possibilities of its own canon… … read more

'Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader' by Gayle S. Rubin

Through Rubin’s essays, readers will gain insight into the tenuous transition from second to third wave feminism, the pre-history and birth of queer theory, and the emergence of LGBT cultural studies from the margins of society to a legitimate field of academic and institutional research. … read more

‘The Queer Art of Failure’ by Judith Jack Halberstam

The Queer Art of Failure re-examines how we conceive of the idea of failure in our society, not so that we may correct ourselves, but so that we may see how our various “failures” may actually produce a preferable alternative to conformist lifestyles and the status quo…. read more