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Tue, Jan. 19th, 2010, 01:23 pm

good morning :) i just joined this comm through someone super awesome in my flist.
I come here asking for help, and i hope it's okay. A friend of mine who is majoring in philosophy has asked me to give her stuff to read about Queer Theory. She has zero knowledge about Q.Studies so I want to recommend the most popular and interesting authors and books that I read years ago when I was educating myself, you know, the most representative figures i guess. Sadly, once my brain absorbed the information, I totally forgot the names of authors that taught me something... ooops! :( The only ones I remember vividly (and still read to this day) are Eve K. Sedgwick and Kate Bornstein and J. Dollimore.
I'd appreciate any help from you guys, and bear in mind that she's interested in the theory/philosophy of the topic, not fiction novels.

Tue, Jan. 19th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)

Patrick Califa wrote plenty on Queer theory. 'Speaking sex to power: the politics of queer sex' is a famous book. I've read 'Pomosexuals' edited by Carol Queen which was a mixture of theory and fiction, and very good all round.

I hope this helps!

Tue, Jan. 19th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)

totally helps :D thank you