ABOUT ME: Radical queer femme grad student in the upper right hand region of the U.S. Any more details might be incriminating.

THE PURPOSE: I'm reading for my oral comprehensive exams for my PhD in American Studies. I have over 200 books to read and only 180 days until the exam (you do the math). That equals (at least) ONE BOOK A DAY for the foreseeable future. I happen to also have a propensity to take 10x the notes I need on any given book/subject/idea/matter etc. To keep myself from doing even more than I've already got to do, I'm taking some words of wisdom from previous examinees and limiting my note taking to ONE VERY LARGE INDEX CARD per book. Which I will post (are you ready for this?) ONE TIME A DAY. And just to keep with the one-a-day-keeps-the-examiners-at-bay theme... each index card will be accompanied by ONE PITHY STATEMENT that wraps up the day's selection.

19th September 2011

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Heather Love, Feeling Backward: Loss & the Politics of Queer History (2007)
Pithy one-sentence summary:
By examining refusal, disidentification, and shame—a turning away or “feeling backwards”—ambivalent late 19th and early to-mid 20th century literary texts register the painful negotiation of the emergence of the modern homosexual subject and constitute a political subject position queer scholars need to take seriously, as well.

Heather Love, Feeling Backward: Loss & the Politics of Queer History (2007)

Pithy one-sentence summary:

By examining refusal, disidentification, and shame—a turning away or “feeling backwards”—ambivalent late 19th and early to-mid 20th century literary texts register the painful negotiation of the emergence of the modern homosexual subject and constitute a political subject position queer scholars need to take seriously, as well.

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