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William J. Simmons: Queer Formalism, The Return

William J. Simmons: Queer Formalism, The Return

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Queer Formalism: The Return is the first instalment in the Critic’s Essay Series published by Floating Opera Press. Comprising long-form essays, this series gives voice to critics who offer thought-provoking ways in which to subvert or replace normative modes of discussing culture.

Queer Formalism: The Return expands upon William J. Simmons’s original, influential essay Notes on Queer Formalism from 2013, offering novel ways of thinking about queer-feminist art outside of the critical-complicit and abstract-representational binaries that continue to haunt contemporary queer art. It therefore proposes a new kind of queer art writing, one that skirts the limits imposed by normative histories of art and film. Artists addressed in Queer Formalism: The Return include: Sally Mann, David Lynch, Lars von Trier, Math Bass, Lorna Simpson, Laurie Simmons, Alex Prager, Lana Del Rey, Jessica Lange, and Louise Lawler, among others.


Title: Queer Formalism, The Return
Publisher: Floating Opera Press, 2nd edition, 2022
Author: William J. Simmons
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Format: Softcover
Size: 17 x 12 cm, 88 pages
ISBN: 9783981910858
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