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Pressing back: split britches' lost lounge and the retro performativity of lesbian performance.
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PMID:  23316841     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Using theories of affect and queer temporality, this article examines Split Britches' Lost Lounge as lesbian resistance to the pressures to remember or forget the past, condemn or embrace the future. In this piece, butch-femme duo Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver develop a retro performativity that pushes back against systems that strive to make lesbianism invisible, private, and apolitical. Through performances that resignify past pop culture artifacts, particularly the duo of Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Shaw and Weaver perform a past that is simultaneously lost and embodied, pressuring the audience to reconsider notions of progress and beauty.
Nicole Eschen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of lesbian studies     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1540-3548     ISO Abbreviation:  J Lesbian Stud     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9891002     Medline TA:  J Lesbian Stud     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of English , California State University , Northridge , Northridge , California , USA.
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