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Southern Floods and Reproduction on the Roof: Tennessee Williams’s Kingdom of Earth and Quare Ecology

Southern Floods and Reproduction on the Roof: Tennessee Williams’s Kingdom of Earth and Quare... Jo S e P h t. c ar S on s outhern f loo D s an D r e P r o D uct I on on the r oof: t ennessee wI ll I ams ’s Kin G dom of e A rth an D Quare e colo G y Had E. Patrick Johnson’s provocation for “‘quare’ studies”appeared a few years later thanit did, one At the intersec- wonders if Johnson might have included “environ- ment” or perhaps “ecology”as a way toar ticulate the tion of envi- “historicallysit uatedand materially conditioned” ronment and epistemologies he hopes to bring in line with queer studies (127). As it stands, Johnson defines embodiment “quare” as a theorythat “off ers a way to critique for Williams, stable notions of identityand , at the same time, to locate racialized and class knowledges” (127). I argue, is the Likewise, MichaelBibler argues that “q uare” illumi- anxiety over nates “how race, ethnicity c , lass and localityshape the materialityof relations and identities”(211). reproduction: Withi nterest i n thespecificit y of thelocal and the the idea of materialityof our conditioning,q uare might have anticipated the rise of queer ecology,and at thev ery and dream for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

Southern Floods and Reproduction on the Roof: Tennessee Williams’s Kingdom of Earth and Quare Ecology

The Southern Literary Journal , Volume 51 (1) – Dec 9, 2019

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Abstract

Jo S e P h t. c ar S on s outhern f loo D s an D r e P r o D uct I on on the r oof: t ennessee wI ll I ams ’s Kin G dom of e A rth an D Quare e colo G y Had E. Patrick Johnson’s provocation for “‘quare’ studies”appeared a few years later thanit did, one At the intersec- wonders if Johnson might have included “environ- ment” or perhaps “ecology”as a way toar ticulate the tion of envi- “historicallysit uatedand materially conditioned” ronment and epistemologies he hopes to bring in line with queer studies (127). As it stands, Johnson defines embodiment “quare” as a theorythat “off ers a way to critique for Williams, stable notions of identityand , at the same time, to locate racialized and class knowledges” (127). I argue, is the Likewise, MichaelBibler argues that “q uare” illumi- anxiety over nates “how race, ethnicity c , lass and localityshape the materialityof relations and identities”(211). reproduction: Withi nterest i n thespecificit y of thelocal and the the idea of materialityof our conditioning,q uare might have anticipated the rise of queer ecology,and at thev ery and dream for

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The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Dec 9, 2019

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