TY - BOOK ID - 38933 TI - Gender Trouble Couplets, Volume 1 AU - Strouse, A.W. PY - 2019 SN - 9781950192519 9781950192526 DB - DOAB KW - commentary KW - verse translation KW - Judith Butler KW - gender studies KW - queer studies KW - Gender Trouble UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:38933 AB - "Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity radically claimed that the sexed body is a fallacy, discursively constructed by the performance of gender. A.W. Strouse has undertaken to rewrite Butler’s classic tome into an octosyllabic poem. Inspired by the rhyming encyclopedias of the Middle Ages, Strouse transforms each of Butler’s sentences into Seussian couplets.
This performative repetition of Chapter 1 of Butler’s Gender Trouble, “Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire,” deconstructs Butler’s deconstruction. Relishing in the campiness of rhyme and meter—in the bodily pleasures of form—Strouse’s Gender Trouble Couplets, Volume 1 is an imitation for which there is no original. Gender Trouble, perhaps, was poetry all along."