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From: David Austin <David_Austin@ncsu.edu>
Newsgroups: rec.arts.movies.erotica
Subject: ShaXXXspeare
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 99 01:02:53

Given the recent threads on possible new directions in porn, nuns in porn, recurring interest in _Ribald Tales of Canterbury_, ... this book might be of interest to some:

_Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares: Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture_ by Richard Burt.
(New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998). ISBN 0312213638 (Revised revised paperback edition)

Table of Contents:

Preface: My Own Private ShaXXXspeares

Introduction: Dumb and Dumber Shakespeares: Academic Fantasy, the Electronic Archive, Loser Criticism, and Other Diminished Critical Capacities --

Ch. 1. The Love That Dare Not Speak Shakespeare's Name: New Shakesqueer Cinema

Ch. 2. Deep Inside William Shakespeare: Pornographic Film and Video "Classics" and the Castrated Gaze

Ch. 3. Terminating Shakespeare with Extreme Prejudice: Postcolonial Cultural Cannibalism, Serial Quotation, and the Cinematic Spectacle of 1990s American Cultural Imperialism

Ch. 4. When Our Lips Synch Together: The Transvestite Voice, the Virtuoso, Speed, and Pumped-Up Volume in Some Over-heard Shakespeares

Ch. 5. My So-Called Shakespeare: Mourning the Canon in the Age of Postpatriarchal Multiculturalism, or the Shakespeare Pedagogue as Loser Conclusion: Spectres of ShaXXXspeare: Loser Criticism, Part Duh.

Burt's web site, which includes a photo section, "Porn Stars I Have Known," is at:


David F. Austin


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