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Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Kevin Ohi


Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms “thwarted transmission.” Such scenes, however, do not so much concede the impossibility of survival as look into what constitutes literary knowledge and whether it can properly be said to be an object to be transmitted, preserved, or lost. Beginning with general questions of transmission—the conveying of knowledge in pedagogy, the transmission and material preservation of texts and forms of knowledge, ... More

Keywords: Literary tradition, Literary and cultural transmission, Queer literary criticism, Queer theory, Initiation and Development, Close Reading, Potentiality, Temporality of Consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816694778
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Ohi, author