The Interdisciplinary Imperative in Writing and Reading about Subcultures of the Queer Past: A Study of Queer Spaces in the Work of Eileen Myles, Samuel R. Delany, and David Wojnarowicz
Queer spatial histories, practices, and constructs emerge from the content and aesthetics of a text, including its literary forms, and the genres it produces and destabilizes. Queer space occurs in the individual, communal, and performative reading experiences engendered by the text. The enactments and tensions of remembering that the texts trigger for both author and reader also reproduce queer spaces. I argue that representations of queer space in these texts can be explored as archives capable of recording and tracking histories of queer subcultures. Significantly, it is in these textual archives of queer space, which are read and understood through an interdisciplinary mode, and originally produced by their authors in interdisciplinary forms, that representations of LGBTQ histories and history making interact with explorations of queer futurity.
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