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dc.contributor.advisorSchofield, Ann
dc.contributor.advisorConrad, Kathryn A.
dc.contributor.authorWendland, Milton W.
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-13T02:07:40Z
dc.date.available2011-11-13T02:07:40Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-31
dc.date.submitted2011
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:11611
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/8402
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation problematizes contemporary ideas of epistemological dependability and advances queer theory's critique of heteronormativity by reading the psychoanalytic concept of the uncanny in conjunction with the critical concept of the queer to produce the queer uncanny. The first chapter analyzes the The Wizard of Oz (1939) and introduces the disruptive interpretive potential of the queer uncanny in several of its manifestations: the compulsion to repeat, doubling, and dislogic. The second chapter focuses on the novel Mysterious Skin (Scott Heim) and of redemption in light of childhood sexual molestation, demonstrates the ability of the queer uncanny to broaden available interpretative ranges vis-à-vis cultural discourses surrounding traumatic events like child sexual abuse. The final chapter applies the lens of the queer uncanny to a municipal domestic partnership registry ordinance that by its own terms provides no rights to registrants but which upon further analysis turns out to offer evidence of the performative potential of the queer uncanny.
dc.format.extent173 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectAmerican studies
dc.subjectGLBT studies
dc.subjectGender studies
dc.subjectDomestic registry
dc.subjectMysterious Skin
dc.subjectQueer
dc.subjectUncanny
dc.subjectWizard of Oz
dc.titleReal, Truly Live Places: Notes toward the Queer Uncanny
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberFowler, Doreen A.
dc.contributor.cmtememberKunkel, Adrianne D.
dc.contributor.cmtememberSaraswati, Ayu
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineAmerican Studies
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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