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Little Monsters Race, Sovereignty, and Queer Inhumanism in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Little Monsters Race, Sovereignty, and Queer Inhumanism in Beasts of the Southern Wild This essay uses the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild to investigate the lingering investments in race and sovereignty that one encounters in fables of queer rewilding. Exploring the genealogy of the mythical aurochs as it is reanimated in both dramatic and eugenic contexts, the essay queries the burden of fabulation that the film places on its youthful protagonist. This burden restages the scene of engulfment through which racialized bodies and indigenous territories are dispossessed by and for white settlement. fabulation sovereignty ecology film theater http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Duke University Press

Little Monsters Race, Sovereignty, and Queer Inhumanism in Beasts of the Southern Wild

GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies , Volume 21 (2-3) – Jan 1, 2015

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Duke University Press
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1064-2684
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1527-9375
DOI
10.1215/10642684-2843335
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Abstract

This essay uses the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild to investigate the lingering investments in race and sovereignty that one encounters in fables of queer rewilding. Exploring the genealogy of the mythical aurochs as it is reanimated in both dramatic and eugenic contexts, the essay queries the burden of fabulation that the film places on its youthful protagonist. This burden restages the scene of engulfment through which racialized bodies and indigenous territories are dispossessed by and for white settlement. fabulation sovereignty ecology film theater

Journal

GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2015

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