Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond by Mikko Tuhkanen

By Mikko Tuhkanen

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

For greater than fifty years, Leo Bersani’s writing has encouraged and challenged students within the fields of literary feedback and thought, cultural reviews, queer idea, psychoanalysis, and picture and visible stories. this can be the 1st book-length assortment in this very important writer. The book’s huge creation outlines intimately Bersani’s oeuvre, rather its position in queer proposal and his complex relationships with the fields of queer idea and psychoanalysis. the following contributions by means of striking students in a variety of fields display the richness and open-endedness of his paintings. The booklet concludes with a brand new interview with Bersani.

Leo Bersani is stuffed with erudite, superbly 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 supply up very important and unsettling insights into considered one of our so much fearless thinkers. because of this collection’s wide engagements along with his physique of information, students are actually in a position to process Leo Bersani’s prose—in all of its shattering beauty—in a blinding new light.” — Scott Herring, writer of Another kingdom: Queer Anti-Urbanism

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

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