Kim Calder wrote a smart review of a public conversation I organized with Tisa Bryant and Catherine Lord on queer representability. It is online in the current Jacket 2. “The Presence of Absence” was inspired by Dodie Bellamy, with this fragment from her blog: “Queer celebrates poverty of theory. Make own stories out of gaps and silences.”
How is the queer subject, the subject of the other, to be made present? What are the axiomatics of delivery? Are there other kinds of presence that are structured by forms of absence?