Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond by Mikko Tuhkanen

By Mikko Tuhkanen

Examines the significance of Leo Bersani’s paintings for queer thought, psychoanalysis, literary feedback and concept, cultural stories, and picture studies.

For greater than fifty years, Leo Bersani’s writing has encouraged and challenged students within the fields of literary feedback and conception, cultural experiences, queer idea, psychoanalysis, and picture and visible stories. this can be the 1st book-length assortment in this vital writer. The book’s large advent outlines intimately Bersani’s oeuvre, quite its position in queer notion and his advanced relationships with the fields of queer concept and psychoanalysis. the following contributions by means of outstanding students in numerous fields show the richness and open-endedness of his paintings. The publication concludes with a brand new interview with Bersani.

Leo Bersani is full of erudite, fantastically written, provocative essays that make abundantly transparent not just the trajectory and significance of Bersani’s paintings, however the many rules that paintings enables.” — Elizabeth Freeman, writer of Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories

“These stellar essays provide up very important and unsettling insights into one in every of our so much fearless thinkers. because of this collection’s large engagements along with his physique of data, students at the moment are capable of technique Leo Bersani’s prose—in all of its shattering beauty—in a stunning new light.” — Scott Herring, writer of Another kingdom: Queer Anti-Urbanism

Mikko Tuhkanen is affiliate Professor of English and Africana reports at Texas A&M college. he's the writer of The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, severe Race concept, and Richard Wright and the coeditor (with E. L. McCallum) of Queer instances, Queer Becomings, either additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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