Queer Ecologies

Special issue by Bates, Tarsh (editor)

This issue of Quarterly inherits the ecosexual/sensual embrace of Q17: Sense and Sensuality, adapting to explore queer theory, art and trans*ecological kinships. Queer ecologies slither through the wanton matteriality of naturecultures, embracing the polyamorous tendrils of mulberries, the deep futurity of plastic, the polymorphous fecundity of landscapes, amphibious perversity, piscine metaphysics, the tranimacies of scent, and oh and oh and oh…yes yes yes. We stroke queer resistances of
anti-normativity, anti-futurity and anti-reproductivity and the precarious possibilities of performativity, diversity and kinship. The authors slide through sustainability and slip into compostability, sifting through the transient, the fecund, the toxic, the enduring, the deviant, the moist, the odoriferous, the colonised and the colonial, unearthing the spacetimemattering of proliferation, extinction and thennowwhen. This issue entangles queer and ecological aesthetics in companionate portions for your degustation, encouraging you to take pleasure in your decolonisation and propagate mycelia of pre-care-ity and response-ability.

Title of Journal / Edit Volume, incl. names of editors:
CSPA Quarterly

Bates, Tarsh (editor)

Research Area:
Toxic Embodiment, Multispecies stories




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Financed by Seed Box
through postdoctoral research grant to SymbioticA