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By Angela Jones

This anthology is a symposium on queer area and queer utopias. in the course of the presentation of empirical paintings by way of modern queer theorists this e-book goals to create a serious discussion concerning the emergence of queer areas and the ways that they target to extra queer futurity.

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Clum writes, “seeing various productions of this play with various audiences, the response to this scene is usually enthusiastic applause. ”53 The Bubble seduces audiences by representing the Holocaust in such emotional metatheatrics. The scene from Sherman’s play included in the film suggests that in the mediatized genre of digital video, the depiction of the stage, and specifically of the Holocaust on stage, brings history into the realm of visibility. The theater is the place where historical connections are depicted graphically, though a celebration of performance.

Courtesy of Strand Releasing. Upholding Edelman’s rejection of the politicization of queer theory, the characters in the film can perform only a queering of their shared origin without discussing national affiliations. ”40 The depiction of the gay relationship between Ashraf and Noam remains without sufficient critical subversion, abounding with rather than destabilizing referents. The men’s dialogue suggests queerness might superficially perform an alternative to “politics” and “propaganda,” a fantastical vision of utopia where heated discourses may be subverted.

3 (October 2001): 456. 63. Translation mine. 64. Michael Handelzletz, “Rigush im ta’am shel hachmatzah,” Haaretz, June 5, 1983. 65. Judith Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011), 2–3. 66. Translation mine. 67. Nir Barkan, “Yoter Garua Liyot Homo M’yehudi,” Globes Haerev, February 16–17, 2003. Translation mine. 68. Edelman, No Future, 30. 69. Edward Isser, Stages of Annihilation: Theatrical Representations of the Holocaust (Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997), 151.

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