Publication Date

8-20-2021

Description

This review essays opens with concerns over “crisis” that have spurred widespread panic about the state and future of the humanities. Crisis, I suggest, is the rallying call for new directions in and reinvention of 18th-century queer studies. By advocating for recuperative histories wherein crisis is a motivational force that pushes 18th-century queer studies to be further self-reflexive and intersectional, I examine three potent trends and their portents for 18th-century studies: masculinity studies, the nexus of queer and disability studies, and trans studies. I close with a continued call for examinations of queerness and race as they might enlighten the long 18th century. This article ultimately surveys current terrains of 18th-century queer studies and its commitments to evolve inclusively, dynamically, and unapologetically.

Journal

Literature Compass

Volume

18

Issue

7

First Page

1

Last Page

11

Department

English

Open Access

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.1111/lic3.12643

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