|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press||Published:||January 1st 2019|
After Queer Studies maps the literary influences that facilitated queer theory's academic emergence and charts the trajectories that continue to shape its continued evolution as a critical practice. It explores the interdisciplinary origins of queer studies and argues for the prominent role that literary studies has played in establishing the concepts, methods, and questions of contemporary queer theory. It shows how queer studies has had an impact on many trending concerns in literary studies, such as the affective turn, the question of the subject, and the significance of social categories like race, class, and sexual differences. Bridging between queer studies' legacies and its horizons, this collection initiates new discussion on the irreducible changes that queer studies has introduced in the concepts, methods, and modes of literary interpretation and cultural practices.
Tyler Bradway is Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Cortland and author of Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading (2017). He is the editor of 'Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing', a forthcoming special issue of College Literature, and his essays have appeared or are forthcoming in venues such as GLQ, Mosaic, Stanford Arcade, American Literature in Transition, 1980-1990 (Cambridge, 2018), and The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In (forthcoming).