Some things I’ve read or that I’ve read part of or that have been recommended to me and I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t read yet (?)..
This list intends to function partially as a bibliography for something that hasn’t been made, partially as a list to remind myself what has been/will be important, and partially as a sharing of resources—take it as you will.
I’ve chosen to not distinguish between what I’ve read and haven’t read not to give the impression that I’ve read and understand all of this work, but because even of what I have actually read I probably don’t understand it in the way you might, or in the way I’ll maybe understand it when I reread it whenever I do.
Many of these have been sourced from the syllabi of classes taught at Rhode Island School of Design ...which I mention in order to contextualize the privilege of access to the following kind of content/information. I’m hoping to make these specific resources (which are curated and subjectively selected) accessible to a wider audience by not only providing actual access, but by placing them within a conversation.
I would like to specifically thank: Hannah Carlson, Tomashi Jackson, Paul Soulellis, Karen Carr, Mimi Cabell, Funmi Aileru, Jennifer Prewitt-Freilino, Amber Hawk Swanson, and Felicia Salinas-Moniz.
in blue = here’s a pdf! click on the text if you want to take a peek or a download ;) //but also pls if you have the $$ support your local bookstores and your favorite writers/makers by buying books/work !
-Queer Art of Failure by Jack Halberstam
-Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown
-Evolution by Eileen Myles
-Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative by Judith Butler
-Custer Died For Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Vine Deloria,Jr.—Chapter Three: The Disastrous Policy of Termination
-Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture) edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, Johanna Burton
-Photographs as Objects of Memory by Elizabeth Edwards
-Extermination of the Joyas: Gendercide in Spanish California by Deborah A. Miranda
-Parsons Bread Book: A Celebration of the Art of Baking Bread and the Great Bakers of New York City by Students at Parsons School of Design who Made this Book
-Panopticism by Michel Foucault
-The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
-Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere
-Passionate Irreverence: The Cultural Politics of Identity by Coco Fusco
-Where Are the Missing Masses? The Sociology of a Few Mundane Artifacts by Bruno Latour
-The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House by Audre Lorde
-Decolonizing the Queer Native Body (and Recovering the Native Bull-Dyke): Bringing “Sexy Back” and Out of Native Studies’ Closet by Chris Finley
-Queer Phenomenology by Sara Ahmed
-Sexuality and Space by Glen Elder, Lawrence Knopp, and Heidi Nast
-Speculative Poetics: Audre Lorde as Prologue for Queer Black Futurism by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
-The Colonialism of Incarceration by Robert Nichols
-Who is Speaking by Lyn Hejinian
-The Tassajara Bread Book by Edward Espe Brown
-Write Til You Drop by Annie Dillard
-Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resource Book edited by Ginny Vida