By Moe Meyer

The Politics and Poetics of Camp is an intensive reappraisal of the which means and discourse of camp. The participants examine either the that means and the makes use of of camp functionality, and ask: is camp a method, or a witty yet still robust cultural critique? The essays examine camp from its early formations within the 17th and eighteenth century to its current manifestations in queer theatre and literature. additionally they take a desirable examine the advanced dating among queer discourse and decidedly un-queer popular culture appropriations on movie and at the degree. The Politics and Poetics of Camp is an incisive, uncontainable and enjoyable number of essays by means of a few of the optimal critics operating in queer concept, from a few disciplinary views. This booklet makes a well-timed intervention into an rising debate.

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11 In this later-eighteenth-century drawing, the arm set akimbo now holds a hat; and the hand, formerly turned back on the hip, has been tucked inside a pocket. The fribble’s stylistic excess is thereby contrasted to the “man’s” more neutral bodily style. 12 For the historical overtake of midwifery by men, see Ehrenreich and English 34; Fraser 441; and Rich 139. I am indebted to Salome Chasnoff for these sources. 13 This point has been developed at length by Barbara Freedman 7–12, 44–46. 14 Mary Ann Caws has described mannerism as a “style of excess and self-conscious contradiction,” and a “composition in contrary motions or contrapposto” (37).

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