Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence
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About the Author
J. Logan Smilges is assistant professor in the Department of Language, Culture, and Gender Studies at Texas Woman's University.
"J. Logan Smilges's Queer Silence attends to that which remains unspoken or silenced in queer history. Through a series of brilliant rhetorical readings, Smilges critiques the silencing of disability that has been structural to queer theory. Simultaneously, this indispensable book points toward new ways of conceptualizing those who cannot or will not speak."--Robert McRuer, author of Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and Resistance
"Queer Silence is a groundbreaking book that makes concerted interventions in the fields of queer studies, trans studies, disability studies, and contemporary rhetoric. Profound in its insights, incisive in its analysis, and gorgeous in its style, this book takes up cases of queer silences for analysis, attentively engaging the ruptures and omissions through which queerness, race, and disability co-emerge."--M. Remi Yergeau, author of Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness