Stephanie Clare's scientific contributions

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This essay considers a form of relation that is neither sameness nor difference but correspondence. It does so by analyzing the palindromes in two films, John Greyson's Fig Trees and Miranda July's Me and You and Everyone We Know. Within a palindrome, letters here and there are neither the same nor different. Instead, they correspond in a particula...


... As figures of correspondence, anal eroticism, repetition, and role-switching, palindromes "play with perceptions of spatial relations" by moving the reader in opposite directions and "collapsing" spatial and temporal differences, to become a mechanism for rethinking human relationality and its spatially construed difference. 17 Responding to Leo Bersani's treatment of anal eroticism as self- shattering repetition and his interpretation of the rectum as a grave for entailing "an irreversible end," Clare argues that anal eroticism is a palindrome. 18 For example, " ))<>(( " is the palindrome the young protagonist in the film Me and You and Everyone We Know designs to describe his fantasy of finding someone with whom to eternally "poop back and forth." ...
Reference: Queer Theory