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Earle, Monalesia. Writing Queer Women of Color: representation and misdirection in contemporary fiction and graphic narratives[u]. Jefferson: McFarland, 2019. 
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-7454-4
BibTeX citation key: Earle2019
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Keywords: "My Lesbian Experience With Lonelyness", "Sexile", "Snapshots of a Girl", Cortez. Jaime, Ethnicity, Gender, Japan, Manga, Nagata. Kabi, Semiotics, Sezen. Belden, Turkey, USA
Creators: Earle
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Queer women of color have historically been underrepresented or excluded completely in fiction and comics. When present, they are depicted as “less than” the white, Eurocentric norm. Drawing on semiotics, queer theory, and gender studies, this book addresses the imbalanced representation of queer women of color in graphic narratives and fiction and explores ways of rewriting queer women of color back into the frame. The author interrogates what it means to be “Other” and how “Othering” can be more creatively resisted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vii)

Introduction (1)
Unmasking the Literary Canon: In Search of Our Queer(y)ing Sisters (14)
Challenging the Privileged Narrative (15)
Multiple and Changing Contexts (17)
The Souls of Queer Folks (19)
(Re)Inscribing Queer Women of Color (21)

1. Misdirection: Situating the Subversive Voice in Critical Context (27)
The Semiotics of Misdirection (34)
Queering the Ga(y)ze Through Misdirection (38)
Graphic Incursions and Misdirection (40)

2. Women of Color in Queer(ed) Space: Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees (1997) (43)
The Ties That Bind (48)
Women of Color in Queer(ed) Space (49)
“Seeing”—From Where We’re Standing: Intimate Relationships in Fall On Your Knees (52)
Betrayal (53)
Phallocentric Rings: The Heterosexual Imperative in Private/Public Space (58)
Rosaries and the Glory of God (63)
Resistance in Eighths and Half Notes (65)
The Racial Imperative: Race and ­Self-Loathing (67)

3. Queer(y)ing the Punk Aesthetic: Reading Race, Desire and Anarchism in Cristy C. Road’s Bad Habits (2008) (74)
Auto(bio)graphics (80)
Graphic Beginnings (83)
Queer(ed) Exile (84)
All “Road(s)” Lead Back to the Beginning (86)
Critically (Black) Punk (90)
Experience as Cultural Representation: A Signifying Dialogue (94)
Revolutionary Contradictions (96)
Intersecting Refrains: Punk’s G-Spot (98)
Resignifying the Phallus (100)

4. Narrating the Margins: Queer Words and Sexual Trauma in the “Gutter”—Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place (1982) (105)
Where the Margins Are: Naylor’s Walled City (108)
Shifting the Frame (110)
Crossroads (112)
Graphic Imagery (115)
Prelude to a Rape (117)
The Alley (121)
The Rape (123)

5. Critical Meditations on Love and Madness: Emma Pérez’s Gulf Dreams (1996) (131)
Women, Psychiatry and Madness (133)
Theorizing Space (136)
Where Madness Begins: Threading the Narrative (139)
Beginnings (142)
Divisions (145)
Madness, Mestiza, Memory (148)
Naming as Witness (151)
Resistance Madly Writ (153)
Borderlands (155)

6. Body Crossings: Gender, Signifying and Misdirection in Jaime Cortez’s Sexile/Sexilio (2004) (158)
Critical (Trans)Nationalisms (161)
Theorizing the (Trans)National Ga(y)ze (163)
Marielitos (166)
The Grand Entrance (170)
The Male (Latin) Gaze (172)
Transitions (173)
Transformations (178)
Exile (179)
Signifying Practices and Misdirection (181)
Misdirection’s Lessons (184)
“Passing” Performances (189)

7. A Long Journey to Her Own Queer Self: Beldan Sezen’s Snapshots of a Girl (2015) (193)
Identities and Labels (194)
Reading Pictures in Hyper-Mediated Spaces (194)
Visualizing the Sound of Silence (198)
Acculturation and Its Queer Limits (200)
From Whence Came the “I” (202)
Coming Out to Mother: The Injunctions of Silence—Part 1 (206)
Coming Out to Mother: Who Should Be Ashamed?—Part 2 (209)
Coming Out to Mother: Kadinlari Severim—Part 3 (212)
Home (214)

8. A Delicate Dance with Demons: Kabi Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (2016) (217)
Misdirection and the Fetishizing Western Gaze (222)
A Not So Private Report (229)
The Beginning (230)
“Help” Wanted (232)
No “Straight” Path to Acceptance (236)
Therapeutic Sex in a Love Hotel (239)

Conclusion (247)

Chapter Notes (249)
Bibliography (275)
Index (289)

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