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ERIC Number: EJ946993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Remembering "A Great Fag": Visualizing Public Memory and the Construction of Queer Space
Dunn, Thomas R.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v97 n4 p435-460 2011
This essay examines how public memory is visualized in the statue to Canada's "gay pioneer," Alexander Wood. By analyzing three viewing positions of the statue--the official democratic memory, traditionalist countermemory, and camp countermemory--I argue each position enacts a distinct form of remembering Wood with implications for both materializing queer memories and how space and identity are understood in the city. Based upon these visualizations, I extend arguments for how rhetoricians critique memory texts and contribute to defining "queer public memory" in light of this statue. (Contains 2 figures and 102 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)