Author Archives: Michael

255/365 moved my office desk around so that the room felt more…

255/365 moved my office desk around so that the room felt more open. Maybe someday I’ll actually have an office computer for the desk (at Texas Tech- English and Philosophy Building)

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254/365 Zadie Smith’s formula for being a regular at a…

254/365 Zadie Smith’s formula for being a regular at a place, from _White Teeth_

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253/365 On Saturday I shaved off my itchy beard

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252/365 I’m actually keeping up (even ahead) in a Coursera…

252/365 I’m actually keeping up (even ahead) in a Coursera course (despite the Comic sans) (at Starbucks)

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Bettina Heinz, “Sounds Queer to Me”

It has become much too fashionable to be queer–as long as that queerness is nicely confined to a journal article, preferably in a special issue, or to a conference presentation.

Frankly, I see a lot more queerness at my local small-town America grocery store and fast-food chain, where local drag queens queer the workplace by working alongside straight, conservative, church-attending workers, or where gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers queer the workplace by coming out, innocuously, persistently, day after day, to customers and co-workers. (370, 371)

Heinz, Bettina. “Sounds Queer to Me: The Politics of Disillusionment.” Queer Theory and Communication: From Disciplining Queers to Queering the Discipline(s). Eds. Gust A. Yep, Karen E. Lovaas, and John P. Elia. Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2003. 369-373. Print.

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