Stephanie Clare
  • Stephanie Clare

  • Postdoctoral Associate
  • Women's Studies Program
  • 210 C
  • Phone: (919) 684-9695
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3-4pm
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    I work in feminist and queer theory, settler colonial studies, and Anglophone and Francophone world literatures.
  • Specialties

    • Gender
    • Analysis
  • Research Summary

    My book manuscript, Earthly Encounters, analyzes twentieth-century world literature to address two central problems in queer theory. The first is the tension between queer theory’s critique of identity and its investigation of social difference. The second is the recent “new materialist” or ontological turn. This intellectual approach works through poststructuralism to foreground materiality, affect, and movement, but in doing so often skirts questions of representation and social hierarchy. My book argues that human sensations such as feeling cold or feeling the touch of the wind index a relation to something outside consciousness, discourse, and meaning—and yet, sensations are always entangled in meaning and representation as well. In addition, particular sensations are unevenly distributed within social worlds and are productive of racial, ethnic, national and gendered identities.
  • Research Description

    I study feminist and queer theory, settler colonial culture, and twentieth-century Anglophone and Francophone literature and philosophy
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Women's and Gender Studies,
      • Rutgers University,
      • 2011
      • MA,
      • English,
      • University of Victoria, British Columbia,
      • 2005
  • Recent Publications

      • Stephanie Clare.
      • 2014.
      • “Geopower: The Politics of Life and Land in Frantz Fanon’s Writing”.
      • Diacritics
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      • Stephanie Clare.
      • 2013.
      • “Feeling Cold: Phenomenology, Spatiality, and the Politics of Sensation.”.
      • differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies
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      • Stephanie Clare.
      • 2013.
      • “(Homo)normativity’s Romance: Happiness and Indigestion in Andrew Haigh’s Weekend”.
      • Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies
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      • Stephanie Clare.
      • 2013.
      • “Is the Rectum a Mirror? Queer Palindromes in John Greyson’s Fig Trees and Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know”.
      • GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
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      • Stephanie Clare.
      • “Agency, Signification, Temporality.”.
      • Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
      • 24:
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