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AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
AIDS Research and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bagoas - Estudos gays: gêneros e sexualidades     Open Access  
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de Gênero e Diversidade     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
European Journal of Politics and Gender     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Gay and Lesbian Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Transgender Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Bisexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy     Partially Free   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Gender and Power     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of GLBT Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Homosexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Lesbian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of LGBT Health Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of LGBT Youth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Psychosexual Health     Open Access  
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Sex Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Sexual & Reproductive Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Mandrágora     Open Access  
Psychology & Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
QED : A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Queer Cats Journal of LGBTQ Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Raheema     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Religion and Gender     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Revista Periódicus     Open Access  
Screen Bodies : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Seksuologia Polska     Full-text available via subscription  
Sex Roles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Sexes     Open Access  
Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexual and Relationship Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexual Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sexualities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Sexuality & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Sexuality and Disability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Sexuality Research and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Sexualization, Media, & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
SQS - Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti     Open Access  
Theology & Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Transgender Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Whatever : A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung     Hybrid Journal  
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Whatever : A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
Number of Followers: 4  

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ISSN (Online) 2611-657X
Published by Università di Pisa Homepage  [1 journal]
  • On the Genealogy of Inspiration

    • Authors: Alessandro Giardini
      Abstract: One strategy by which an identity category can claim superiority over another, competing category is by acknowledging the performative nature of one or more of its category-bound activities. My aim is to examine the role played by the acknowledgment of performativity in the historical debate between the identity categories of “philosophers” and of “artists” in a broad sense. I will focus on the question of the legitimation of epistemological authority, which in the course of this debate is often called “inspiration”. As a case study I will observe the process of deconstruction of the concept of poetic inspiration in the work of two authors, very far apart from a chronological and an ideological perspective, yet associated by their interest for aesthetics and by the awareness of the literary value of their philosophical discourse: Plato and Friedrich Nietzsche. This analysis, applying methods drawn from classical hermeneutics, such as the study of the so-called loci paralleli, and at the same time exploiting the theoretical tools provided by Harvey Sacks’s Membership Categorization Analysis, makes it possible to observe a strategy of broader relevance for queer studies: the acknowledgment of the performative nature of the CBA as a tool to understand and manipulate reality.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.55
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Performing necrophilia: forms of female dominance in Kissed by Lynne
           Stopkewich, Nekromantik and Nekromantik 2 by Jörg Buttgereit

    • Authors: Anna Chiara Corradino
      Abstract: The aim of my paper is to analyse female necrophilia linked to the issue of female dominance. To do so, I will use and problematize the theories offered by Judith Butler in Gender Trouble andUndoing Genderon gender performativity. I will, otherwise detach from Butlerian positions, by proposing to regard representations of female necrophilia as performances of secondary level as compared to performances of gender supremacy. I will prove this statement by analysing three movies that explicitly represent female necrophilia in two reverse manners: Kissed(1996) by the Canadian director, Lynne Stopkewich, Nekromantik (1987)and Nekromantik 2 (1991) by the German, Jörg Buttgereit.
      PubDate: 2020-05-10
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.61
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Travestirsi per Dioniso

    • Authors: Dino Ranieri Scandariato
      Abstract: Starting from the definition of "performativity" and "gender parody" developed by Judith Butler, this paper aims to investigate the performative functions of male cross-dressing within the dynamics of social categorization in classical Athens. For this purpose I adopted an eclectic hermeneutic toolbox, from Harvey Sacks' Membership Categorization Analysis to René Girard's  scapegoat theory. Through the philological analysis of some literary representations of transvestism, such as Pentheus' cross-dressing in Euripides' Bacchae, and the anthropological interpretation of the mythical-ritual complex relating to the effeminacy of Dionysus, my work focuses on the polyvalence of cross-dressing as example of "rite of passage" that works subliminally, despite the queer apparence, as instrument of cultural hegemony.
      PubDate: 2020-05-07
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.54
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Subverting or essentialising gender' Performing childbirth in the
           figliata of the femminielli

    • Authors: Frances Clemente
      Abstract: After introducing the singular figure of the femminielloand presenting it as a performative identity, bearing in mind Butler’s theory of performance, I will focus on the rite of figliata,through which the femminielloperforms the bearing of a child, i.e. the natural act par excellence; in order to explore this performance, I will take into account Curzio Malaparte’s literary description of the figliatain La Pelle(1949). I will then retrace the supposed anthropological-religious origins of the femminielliin order to try to throw light on the roots, motives and implications underlying the performative ritual under study. This, along with a set of statements taken from interviews with a number of femminielli, will enable me to conclude my consideration of femminielli,viewing them as performative identities who on the one hand perform and subvert gender and at the same time perform and essentialise it.
      PubDate: 2020-05-04
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • The Scene and The Stage: A Queer Reading of Pain and Catharsis in Sarah
           Kane

    • Authors: Serena Guarracino
      Abstract: This contribution represents a preliminary attempt to explore theatre and BDSM as intersecting performative loci of queer resistance through a reading of two works by British playwright Sarah Kane, the play Cleansed (1998) and the screenplay for television Skin (1997). Both works feature interactions traditionally found on the BDSM scene, such as degradation and spanking, together other practices associated with state and warfare torture. While current criticism tends to pathologise Kane’s brutality, my contention is that these works enacts violence and pain as anti-normative relational modes both in the interactions among characters on stage and in their relationship with their audience through the triggering of both positive and negative empathy. The scene and the stage become safe spaces to experiment with sadomasochistic relationalities, offering experiences of catharsis that can work at a deep emotional and political level to elaborate a resistant queer performativity.
      PubDate: 2020-05-04
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.52
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Sadomasochism and identity narratives in the Weimar Republic: Klaus
           Mann’s Mephisto

    • Authors: Luca Zenobi
      Abstract: Klaus Mann’s Novel Mephisto, published in 1936 during the writer’s exile, and partially inspired by the real life of actor Gustav Gründgens, focuses on the problematic and ambiguous relationship between art and power (in this case the Nazis’ power). One of the most meaningful episodes in the novel depicts a sadomasochistic session between the protagonist and a “black Venus”, an Afro-German dancer, who holds a central role in the protagonist’s life as well as a particular cultural relevance from the critic’s point of view. Starting from the analysis of this episode, the paper investigates the role of performance in the construction of the actor’s identity and its socio-political implications in Weimar literature and culture.  
      PubDate: 2020-04-24
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i0.66
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • On doing ‘being witty’ : the performative construction of
           conversational dominance in Wilde’s society plays

    • Authors: Davide Burgio
      Abstract: In this paper, I analyse the function of conversational breachings in Wilde’s society plays. After arguing that, in these plays, characters strive to achieve conversational dominance at each other’s expenses in order to increase their social capital (as defined by Bourdieu, whose description of this facet of social identity, as I point out, is inherently relevant to queer theory because of its emphasis on its performative character) by gaining the reputation of being brilliant and witty, I examine how certain violations of the implied rules of conversation, as described by several sociologists and philosophers of language (Garfinkel, Grice, Sacks), allow the characters to increase their authority (and therefore their social capital), by forcing the other participants into a double bind situation where calling out the breaching is ineffective and potentially awkward, and not calling it out reinforces the conversational dominance of the speaker that performed it, authorising them to double down on it by committing new, more audacious violations, in a self-sustaining mechanism that guarantees the continual increase of their social capital after the initial investment.
      PubDate: 2020-04-23
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i0.60
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Understanding to prevent. Study on homophobic prejudice in a sample of
           university students of the University of Perugia.

    • Authors: Irene Dora Maria Scierri, Federico Batini
      Abstract: Discrimination related to sexual orientation and gender identity is still a major problem for LGBT+ people today. After a brief examination of the level of discrimination against LGBT+ people in Italy with respect to the international context, this study investigates the levels of homophobic prejudice in our country, in relation to two dimensions of homonegativity: a traditional and a modern one. The study involved a sample of 899 university students enrolled at the University of Perugia. The multidimensional scale of attitudes towards lesbians and gay men  was used as a survey tool (Gatoet al.2012). The results show that university students reject, in a clear majority, the more traditional dimension of homonegativity, linked to attitudes of rejection, condemnation and pathologization, while there is a significant share of agreement, about one-third of the sample, on the dimension of modern homonegativity, which is more subtle and indirect, linked to social recognition and equality of rights.
      PubDate: 2020-04-22
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i0.40
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • "Mrs. Doubtfire": a queer analysis

    • Authors: Margherita Ceragioli
      Abstract: This paper analyses the film Mrs. Doubtfire and reflects on the representation of social categories provided by the film. The protagonist, an American male, convincingly performs the identity of a much older English woman in everyday life for weeks. Even if the success of his performance has the potential to show the performative nature of social identities, the subversive power of his actions is invalidated by other elements of the film. This article begins examining why Ephigenia Doubtfire’s identity is believed to be genuine by the other characters and following which criteria it is created; then, it takes into consideration the role played by the protagonist’s job as an actor and the implications of his decision of using his professional abilities in everyday life; lastly, it examines other devices through which his successful performance is made less dangerous to social order and the protagonist is discredited.
      PubDate: 2020-04-21
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i0.45
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • The identity performance.

    • Authors: Alice Grazzini
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore the genesis and the building process of worker identity category, which is described in Goffredo Parise’s text titled Il padrone (1965). The construction of worker identity, obtained through repetition of standard actions, can be read as a transposition of performance definition, according to queer theory formulation. Text writing style is near to grotesque and allegoric fable that is the reason why recounted events can be generalized in an exemplary case. Through the analysis of the text Il padrone, the worker anthropo-poiesi violent aspect clearly appears, unlike what happens with other identity categories representations. Il padrone can be considered as a text about performativity and its implications, which are queer theory objects of study. Eventually, the text illustrates resistance strategies to process of subjectivation attempted by characters and, through a nihilist prospective, it explores different death types.
      PubDate: 2020-04-21
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i0.42
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Santa Teresa out of the closet

    • Authors: Gabriele Bizzarri
      Abstract: Amongst many skeletons buried in Sonora’s desert, the sexually dissident one is the least predictable. Nevertheless, in the Mexican parts of Bolaño’s 2666, the reader witnesses an authentic flourish of queer allusions, placed in decidedly strategic moments, always referring to the tragicomic questioning of the Latin American clichés crystallized in the most famous literary series of the Sixties and the Seventies. The queer, indeed, represents one of the possible variations of that characteristic lumpenism that imposes a necessary downgrade on Bolaño’s characters, making them reach a limit state where every cultural alibi loses consistency. In the posthumous novel that retrospectively reveals some of the secret reasons for his behavior in 2666 –Los sinsabores del verdadero policía–, Amalfitano is discovered by his young gay lover “as a continent is discovered”. Following the indication of this enlightening simile, I will study the paths through which Bolaño leads one of his most authorized aliases on a visit to the museum of static artifacts of Latin American performativity, denuding them of its characteristic pomposity with the help of a disruptively sharp queer eye.
      PubDate: 2020-04-20
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i0.43
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Performative Theatre: a queer theatre'

    • Authors: Mélissa Bertrand
      Abstract: How to update the expression "performative theatre" (Josette Féral, 2008) with regard to gender issues' In this article, I explore the emergence of what I will call "bodies in trans-" (trance, transition, transformation, transidentity, transgression, transfer...) in the context of performance theatre. In this way, I hope to propose an analytical tool that goes beyond the dualism between theatre and performance, femininity and masculinity, actor and performer, heterocultural culture and queer culture. How did performative theatre prepare the ground for queer theatre' What is the impact on the modality of existence of bodies on stage'
      To shed light on these questions, I propose an analysis of the following shows: The Ventriloquist Convention (Gisèle Vienne, 2015), P.P.P. (Phia Ménard, 2008), MDLSX (cie. Motus, 2015) and Saison Sèche (Phia Ménard, 2018).
      PubDate: 2020-04-15
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i0.38
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Performativity: Pasts, Presents, and Futures

    • Authors: Whatever Journal Manager, Carmen Dell‘Aversano
      Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: The contributions to this volume of Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and studies all engage with a seminal issue of queer theories and practices: performativity. By framing the keywords of the call for papers in the plural, and by including not only the presents and futures of performativity, but also its pasts, CIRQUE hoped to facilitate connections between queer studies and areas of the humanities and social sciences which are normally perceived by queer scholars as alien and remote. We are very glad that this challenge has been taken up, and hope that this will be the first step of a productive and exhilarating dialogue.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.74
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Gender as a scientific and artistic experience: the display of
           metaperformative competence in walking practices

    • Authors: Luca Greco
      Pages: 5 - 28
      Abstract: Drawing from a fieldwork conducted on French speaking drag king workshops in Brussels (Belgium), and based on a video recording data, I will focus on walking practices mobilized by participants in bodily gendered transformation practices and approached as gender (de)construction devices. My analysis deals with walking exercises following the make-up activity, through which participants can feel and experiment a new gendered body thanks to locomotive actions and verbal accounts referring to what they experienced. The embodied (i.e. sensorial and kinesthetic) and the experiential dimensions at work in these practices allow us to shed a light on the manufacturing of performativity, i.e. how participants adopt a reflexive stance vis-à-vis of their gendered bodily transformations, a metaperformative competence, and how, in this way, participants position themselves as the scientists and the creators of their own bodily creations.
      PubDate: 2020-04-16
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.73
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • How does one “lie with a woman”' The performance of gender in the
           Holiness Code (Leviticus 17-26)

    • Authors: Carmen Dell'Aversano
      Pages: 29 - 44
      Abstract: The homophobia of a number of Christian and Jewish denominations can be traced back to two verses in the Hebrew Bible, Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13. One generally overlooked characteristic of both these passages is that their normative thrust is gendered. My argument will start from this obvious fact to conduct an inquiry into the way the feminine is constructed in the Holiness Code. The conclusion of my analysis is that the real object of the Biblical prohibition it not sex between men but the erasure of the social difference between man and woman, which poses a formidable threat to the status of the only subject whose existence is acknowledged by the social order of ancient Israelitic culture, the adult human male. And, of course, the very anxiety associated with this possibility is a clue to the fact that in the Holiness Code gender is conceived of not as an essence but as the intrinsically unstable result of relationships, events, and negotiations; in short, as what thousands of years later would come to be known as performative.
      PubDate: 2020-04-21
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.50
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Performing “le cheval sauvage” in Crin Blanc

    • Authors: Bianca Friedman
      Pages: 45 - 94
      Abstract: Queer theories allow us to denaturalise the boundary between animals and humans by showing it to be a social construct. By applying them to cultural products, it becomes clear how the binary opposition “animality-humanity” actually depends on performativity. Among the many movies featuring animal characters, in this paper I analyse Crin Blanc by Albert Lamorisse (1953), by combining part of Harvey Sacks’ work on Membership Categorisation Analisys, of Carmen Dell’Aversano’s research on animal queer and of Frans de Waal’s studies. I will concentrate on the way in which the perfomance of animality in the representation of the character of Crin Blanc is handled, in the attempt to demonstrate that Crin Blanc actually strengthens the binary opposition of identity categories and anthropocentric hierarchies. Queer theory will allow us to understand how the repressive nature of the imposition of human categories can operate at different levels of the same human artistic product.
      PubDate: 2020-04-21
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.44
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Humanity as a Performance in H.G. Wells’s "The Island of Doctor
           Moreau"

    • Authors: Greta Colombani
      Pages: 137 - 156
      Abstract: At first glance, H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) seems to question the boundary between humans and animals only to reaffirm its inescapable naturality, as Moreau attempts to turn animals into humans by altering their physiology and his creatures ultimately revert to their original animality. Yet, through the interpretive frame of animal queer and Harvey Sacks’s Membership Categorization Analysis, my paper aims to show how other elements of the text actually counter this perspective, thus suggesting a performative notion of humanity in its opposition to animality. By focusing on the role of the ritual recitation of the Law and on how the narrator’s experience on the island of Doctor Moreau radically affects his views on humanity, I will argue that the novel challenges well-established essentialist conceptions of the human-animal divide and boldly explores the disquieting possibility that humanity is nothing but a performance.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.49
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • “If the child gives the effect another turn of the screw”:
           performativity during childhood in Henry James’s 'The Turn of the
           Screw'

    • Authors: Anna Bocci
      Pages: 157 - 186
      Abstract: This paper aims at conducting a queer analysis of the figures of children in Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw and of their role in the story’s effect, in order to suggest a new possible interpretation of the novella and to explore the theme of performativity during childhood. Following Carmen Dell’Aversano’s proposal for a method of queer hermeneutics of literary texts, the paper problematizes some aspects of childhood as a social category, as it is represented in James’s text; it focuses on the concept of innocence and its implications, by linking it to Michael Billig’s idea of repression as a discursive practice that is learned since childhood; and, through these considerations, it addresses a crucial critical issue of the novella – the protagonists’ ambiguous obsession with the ghosts’ influence on her pupils, so severe that it possibly leads one of them to his death.
      PubDate: 2020-05-04
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.64
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
  • Frameworks, Rituals, Mirroring Effects. A Queer Reading of the SM
           Relationship

    • Authors: Massimo Fusillo
      Pages: 323 - 332
      Abstract: Sadomasochism played an important role in Michel Foucault’s reflection on power and sexuality; according to this perspective, some theorists highlighted the queer potential of BDSM: the ability to create a space of experimentation of new relationalities. This vision certainly depicts some subversive aspects of BDSM culture, such as the figure of dominatrix or the practice of gender reversal, but it sounds too  one sided, since in the BDSM prevails a fascination for totalizingand coherent roles. This paper will argue that the queer nature of the master/slave relationship lies in its performative character: in its exaggerating scenes and costumes in a specific setting, and in its presenting power as a consensual game, based on empathy and mirroring effects. After this theoretical discussion, which will cover Lacan’s concept of masquerade re-used by Linda Williams, the paper will analyse some of the few literary and artistic representation of  BDSM devoid of stereotypes and morbid connotations: especially some recurrent scenes in Robbe-Grillet’s narrative and filmic production, which can be read in parallelism with his wife’s Catherine Robbe-Grillet’s activity as dominatrix
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
      DOI: 10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v3i1.46
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2020)
       
 
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