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    Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of
    literature, philosophy, film, and performance. If queer
    theorists have agreed on anything, it is that for queer thought
    to have any specificity at all, it must be characterized by
    becoming, the constant breaking of habits. Queer Times, Queer
    Becomings explores queer articulations of time and becoming in
    literature, philosophy, film, and performance. Whether in the
    contexts of psychoanalysis, the nineteenth-century discourses of
    evolution and racial sciences, or the daily rhythms of
    contemporary, familially oriented communities, queerness has
    always been marked by a peculiar untimeliness, by a lack of
    proper orientation in terms of time as much as social norms. Yet
    it is the skewed relation to the temporal norm that also gives
    queerness its singular hope. This is demonstrated by the essays
    collected here as they consider the ways in which queer theory
    has acknowledged, resisted, appropriated, or refused divergent
    models of temporality. “This book opens up new areas and new
    questions for queer theory by bringing together the writings of
    some of the most well-known and respected writers with the work
    of a number of exciting younger scholars regarding queer
    temporalities, queer experiences of time, and queer times
    themselves. Time deserves queering; and equally queer sexualities
    and styles are queer partly in virtue of their untimeliness. This
    wonderful collection explores the way each is bound up with and
    helps to complicate the other.” — Elizabeth Grosz, author of
    Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth
    “This collection offers some of the most interesting recent work
    in queer studies about ontology, the virtual, and temporality.
    Ambitious and original, these essays illuminate the contemporary
    stakes of becoming and un-becoming queer.” — Heather Love, author
    of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History