Stacey Waite talks about her poetry collections BUTCH GEOGRAPHY and THE LAKE HAS NO SAINT.
Tags: A Real Man Would Have a Gun, Butch Geography, feminism, feminist, Gender Butler, Judith Butler, Julie Marie Wade, lake has no saint, LGBTQ, Li-Young Lee, Love Poem to Androgyny, Lucille Clifton, pedagogy, poems, poetry, queer, queerness, Ralph Angel, Richard Blanco, Stacey Waite, Teaching Queer, Tupelo Quarterly, Ways of Teaching, Young Writers Institute
A weekly roundup of essays we’re reading online!
Tags: Aarti Rao, Anne Carson, catapult, Ecotone, gender, Josina Guess, Judith Butler, Julian Aguon, Katie T Quach, Real Life, sea-level rise, Stefani Cox, The Atlantic, the rumpus, This Week in Essays, trains, vibes, Vietnam
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi discusses her new novel, SAVAGE TONGUES.
Tags: Afghanistan, Afghanistan war, Arya Roshanian, Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi, Call Me Zebra, Cathy Caruth, chosen family, colonialism, Elaine Scarry, female friendship, female sexuality, Fra Keeler, friendship, Gustave Flaubert, henry james, Holocaust, identity, intersectionality, Iran-Iraq War, Iraq, Iraq War, James Baldwin, Judith Butler, lebanon, LGBTQ, Literature in the Ashes of History, Marbella, Marcel Proust, Marguerite Duras, memory, middle east, Notre Dame, palestine, patriarchy, Precarious Life, queer, queer friendship, queerness, Rachel Cusk, Savage Tongues, sexual abuse, sexual trauma, south asian, Southwest Asian, spain, syria, teaching, teaching writing, The Body in Pain, therapist, therapy, Toni Morrison, trauma, virginia woolf
Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.
Tags: Abandon Me, addiction, Adrienne Rich, audre lorde, colonization, consent, daughters, disordered eating, drug addiction, essay collection, essays, female bodies, female body, femininity, feminism, feminist, gender, gender inequality, gender roles, girlhood, Heroin, identity, Judith Butler, Kelly Thompson, LGBTQ, Melissa Febos, memoir, misogyny, mothers, mothers and daughters, naming, patriarchy, Paul Valery, personal essay, queer, queerness, sex work, sexism, sexuality, shame, slut shaming, sober, sobriety, Uses of the Erotic, Whip Smart, White Supremacy, women's bodies
If nobody tells you what to call a feeling, your emotions have a gap. ...more
Tags: actors, Anne Carson, bodies, childhood, college, Derrida, female bodies, female body, femininity, gay, gender, gender performance, gender roles, If Not Winter, Judith Butler, Katharine Coldiron, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Marissa Korbel, naming, performativity, queer, queerness, San Francisco, Sappho, Sex, sexuality, shame, summer, Tahoe, teenagers, The Castro, The Thread, women's bodies
Make it new, the modernists said. But how to rebuild the living body? ...more
Tags: #metoo, American Genius: A Comedy, Bertrand Russell, characters, Cindy Sherman, eileen myles, femininity, feminism, gender construction, Gender Identity, hanna rosin, Haunted Houses, Jane D. Marsching, John Berger, Judith Butler, Lynne Tillman, Madame Realism, Mark Alice Durant, masculinity, Men and Apparations, Moira Donegan, Nicole Miller, On Photography, paranormal, performativity, Pictures Generation, postmodern, Richard Prince, Soft Skull Press, Spiritualism, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, Susan Faludi, Susan Hiller, susan sontag, The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories, The End of Men, ways of seeing, William James
We here at The Rumpus matriarchy are celebrating all of our feminist “mothers” this Mother’s Day!
Tags: Adelaide Crapsey, Against Forgetting, Andi Zeisler, Angela Y. Davis, Anne Carson, Anything That Burns You, audre lorde, bad feminist, charlotte bronte, cherrie moraga, Christian Bancroft, Etel Adnan, feminism, Feminists, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Gender Trouble, gertrude stein, gloria anzaldua, Good Woman, Gwendolyn Brooks, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, If Not Winter, Ijeoma Oluo, intersectional feminism, Jane Eyre, Jenny Molberg, jessica valenti, Judith Butler, Kate Chopin, Lucille Clifton, Lyn Hejinian, Maxine Hong Kingston, Maya Angelou, Mother's Day, Not That Bad, ntozake shange, reading recommendations, Roxane Gay, Sex Object: A Memoir, Sister Outsider, So You Want to Talk About Race, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Susan Griffin, sylvia plath, tender buttons, Terese Svoboda, The Awakening, The Bell Jar, The Eros of Everyday Life, The Language of Inquiry, This Bridge Called My Back, To look at the sea is to become what one is, We Were Feminists Once, What to Read When, Wislawa Szymborska, Woman Warrior, Women Race Class
If you can make only one event this week, don’t miss the Oakland Book Festival on Sunday, 5/21. This all-day festival features more than 100 writers, 50 panels, and lots of tabling and networking. And, The Rumpus will be there! Wednesday 5/17: Rakesh Satyal (Lambda Award winner for Blue Boy) reads from his new novel, No One Can […]
Tags: Alejandro Murguia, Alfredo Gomez, Amber Flame, Andrew Murphy, angela davis, Anisse Gross, Arisa White, Arlie Hochschild, Battlefield, Brian Laidlaw, Chitto Cuellar, Danielle Allen, David Kubrin, Denise Benavides, Dottie Payne, Edward King, Esmé Weijun Wang, Fourteen Hills, Francisco Orrego, Gary Graves, Gordon Ball, Greek tragedy, Ishmael Reed, Jack Hirschman, Jeff Chang, Jen Sullivan Brych, Judith Butler, Ken Waldman, Lark Omura, Laura Albert, lauren groff, Lorraine Lupo, madison smartt bell, Mahnaz Badhihian, Maurissa Thompson, Mauro Fortissimo, Medeya Ocher, Mistah F.A.B, Notable San Francisco, Oakland Book Festival, Oedipus Rex, Peter Brooks, Peter Gajdics, Rakesh Satyal, Rosemary Manno, Samantha Giles, San Francisco, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Sarah Menefee, Sheryl Oring, Stuart Bousel, Sylvia Chan, Teri Lee Kline, Tiffany Higgins, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Trey Amos, Trisha Low, Twins, Wendy Brown
To lift the censorship, degradation, and foreclosure of girls’ fantasies, we may have to investigate the gendered limitations on how we think about early loves, impulses, celebrity crushes, and maybe, sexually stirring gentleman pirates. ...more
Tags: adolescence, Adrienne Barbeau, Alison Jaggar, Andrew McCarthy, Cathy Alter, chastity, childhood, crush, Dave Singleton, desire, Donny Osmand, femininity, feminism, feminist theory, Foucault, gender, gender roles, Harry Chapin, Jenny Block, Jill Kargman, Jinnie Lee, Jodi Picoult, Judith Butler, Kate Poor, Kim Novak, Larry Doyle, Legolas, Lord of the Rings, masturbation, Michelle Brafman, Orlando Bloom, Pirates of the Caribbean, Precarious Life, Sara Ahmed, Sex, sexuality, Stephen King, StyleCaster, The Cultural Politics of Emotion
She made it clear that the body is not a stable foundation for gender expression. For New York Magazine, Molly Fischer profiles gender theorist and philosopher Judith Butler, focusing on how Butler’s theory of performativity has disseminated into pop culture in the thirty-six years since its inception in Gender Trouble, and how the conversations around gender […]
Poet Jenny Johnson discusses her forthcoming debut collection,
In Full Velvet, phobias, courage, the dual consciousness of queer lovers, and what it means to belong. ...more
Tags: affirmation, An Archive of Feelings: Trauma Sexuality and Lesbian Public Cultures, animals, Ann Cvetkovich, Aria, Bay Area, Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, Bodies that Matter, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Bruce Bagemihl, conflict, Drew Denny, ecology, facing fears, homophobia, identity, In Full Velvet, In the Dream, JD Samson, Jenny Johnson, Judith Butler, kinship, marginalization, Mirror Box Visions, natural world, nature, New England Review, obsession, Olivia Kate Cerrone, Phantoms in the Brain, phobias, Pittsburg, queer, queergender, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sarah Schulman, sexuality, The Best American Poetry 2012, The Gentrification of the Mind, The Last Lesbian Bars, The Paris Review, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics, University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
is a study in what happens when imagination is constrained to a single narrative arc ...more
Tags: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A.S. Byatt, all things considered, Anna, Annie Get Your Gun, Anya Ulinich, Brave, Caitlin Moran, Catholic Guilt, Chicago, childhood, cinderella, Constance Chatterly, contractions, daughters, David Lodge, deadwood, Disney princess, domestic, elena ferrante, Elsa, feminism, freedom, frozen, Gina Di Salvo, henry rollins, How to be a woman, imagination, Jane Austen, Jenny Offill, Judith Butler, Let it Go, Lily Bart, marriage, motherhood, Mulan, On the Road, parenting, pocahontas, Prince Hans, Princess culture, romantic, Sarah Waters, singing, sleeping beauty, snow white, song, storytelling, Tangled, Tess Durbeyfield, the Bechdel test, The Rachel Papers, trapped
“All I really have to say about life is that for it to be regarded as valuable, it has to first be regarded as grievable. A life that is in some sense socially dead or already ‘lost’ cannot be grieved when it is actually destroyed. And I think we can see that entire populations are […]