This book explores intersections of theory and practice to engage queer theory and education as it happens both in and beyond the university. Furthering work on queer pedagogy, this volume brings together educators and activists who explore how we see, write, read, experience, and, especially, teach through the fluid space of queerness. The editors and contributors are interested in how queer-identified and -influenced people create ideas, works, classrooms, and other spaces that vivify relational and (eco)systems thinking, thus challenging accepted hierarchies, binaries, and hegemonies that have long dominated pedagogy and praxis.
Elizabeth McNeil is Instructor in Languages and Cultures at Arizona State University, USA.
James E. Wermers is Digital Humanities Course Manager for the College of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University, USA, and doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, USA.
Joshua O. Lunn recently completed a fifteen-year sentence in an Arizona state prison. Noting the relationship between his crimes and patriarchal ideologies that encourage domination, oppression, and violence, he has explored ecofeminist and queer theory to examine delimiting ways of thinking and to effect positive change inside and outside of prison.
1. Introduction: Mapping Queer Space(s)
SECTION I: Que(e)rying the Academy
2. Queer Acknowledgments
3. Queer Settlers in a One-Room Schoolhouse: A Decolonial Queerscape Pedagogy
4. Queering the First-Year Composition Student (and Teacher): A Democratizing Endeavor
5. Queering the Campus Gender Landscape through Visual Arts Praxis
6. Safety in Numbers: On the Queerness of Quantification
SECTION II: Queer Out Here: Public Bodies and Spaces
7. Out There: The Lesbian in Literature
8. Work This Cunt Bucket: Knowledge, Love, and De-containment in Sapphire's Push
9. Modern' Is as Modern Does: Modern Family and the Disruption of Gender Binaries
10. Online Romeos and Gay-dia: Exploring Queer Spaces in Digital India
11. Femme Is a Verb: An Alternative Reading of Femininity and Feminism
SECTION III: Enspiriting, Living, Teaching Queer
12. Intersextionality: Embodied Knowledge, Bodies of Knowledge
13. Take a Left at the Valley of the Shadow of Death: Exploring the Queer Crossroads of Art, Religion, and Education through Big Gay Church
14. Innovations in Sexual-Theological Activism: Queer Theology Meets Theatre of the Oppressed
15. Queer Homes in a Non-Queer World 16. Teaching Desire in Third Space: A Queer Prison Pedagogy for the Unknowing Spirit
SECTION IV: AnimalQueer
17. The Bestiary of Friends
18. Animalqueer/Queeranimal: Scatterings