April 16, 2014
"Genet’s cannibalistic appropriation of Jean after his death turns out to be a continuation of their lovemaking. Genet was already “eating him up,” and what he was eating was, so to speak, Jean already dead. It is as if, in his oral passion for his lover’s anus, for the bits of fecal matter clinging to the opening, Genet was expressing a preference for what his lover’s body had rejected, for what was no longer of any use to the living Jean. In rimming, the other is momentarily reduced to an opening for waste and to the traces of waste. Genet’s fantasy goes further: not content merely to eat what Jean expels, he fantasizes transforming all of Jean into his own waste. The foraging tongue inspires a dream of total penetration, or entering the lover through the anus and continuing to devour him at the very site of his production of waste. Thus Genet eating Jean inside Jean could himself become the expeller of Jean as waste. (Or perhaps Jean would expel him as waste…)"

Leo Bersani, Homos

Honestly whatever to the actual content of this quote; what I find unbearable is this old-school literary analysis that does so much to the text just to make a flimsy point that leads to psychoanalysis (if heterosexual sex is a male fantasy of returning to the womb, what is gay sex, blah blah blah) when it’s clear that Bersani just wants to talk about gay sex and flex a writerly muscle. Like, great, Jean Genet liked giving rusty trombones (the rustier the better), but let’s not overdetermine it. Basically this type of literary analysis is the reason why I’m suspicious of non-interdisciplinary fields of study.

April 16, 2014
"Invisibly visible, unlocatably everywhere: if the gay presence is threatened by absence, it is not only because of the secret (or not so secret) intentions of those who are fascinated by gays, or even as a result of the devastating work of AIDS, but also because gays have been de-gaying themselves in the very process of making themselves visible."

Homos by Leo Bersani

April 16, 2014
(via Guerrilla Protestors Storm the Guggenheim With a Message the Museum Can’t Ignore - PolicyMic)

(via Guerrilla Protestors Storm the Guggenheim With a Message the Museum Can’t Ignore - PolicyMic)

April 15, 2014
Final transformation into pure energy nbd

Final transformation into pure energy nbd

April 15, 2014
"From this, three general conclusions may be drawn: the spheres of private life and commodity exchange intersect in different ways for the middle class and the working class; romance is a good unequally distributed in our social structure; love provides personal freedom only to those who already have a measure of objective freedom in the workplace"

Consuming the Romantic Utopia by Eva Illouz

April 15, 2014
gayflames:

Gay Liberation Front sticker (Boston, 1970)

gayflames:

Gay Liberation Front sticker (Boston, 1970)

(Source: lib.neu.edu, via queertone)

April 15, 2014
I can’t wait for the innocence of denim shorts, tank tops, and staying out all night because the sunrise is only a couple hours away anyway

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Filed under: Dreams Nostalgia Summer 
April 8, 2014
DRAFT FROM JANUARY

I’m happiest when I’m single because I love myself

I’m happy when I am with someone because I love them

I can’t take it anymore and I hate us both

And then I am happiest when I love myself again because it took so much.

And then we wait.

April 8, 2014
DRAFT FROM JANUARY

I wrote thirty-something pages (French papers are 1.5 spaced, so who really knows) in the past two weeks. I wrote the last one while I was beginning my 45 hour work week for NYU so I slept about 3-4 hours per night, and recieved some major pats on the back from both students and faculty at the end of the week for being good at my job. 

If I can average a 16 on those papers, I will officially be super-human. 15 would be fine, though.

April 8, 2014
DRAFT FROM JANUARY: Old Photos. A poem

I wish I didn’t hold grudges

like I do.

Then again, I wish you hadn’t hurt me

like you did.

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Filed under: Purging 25 
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