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Vol. 46 No. 1 (2021): Special Issue: Queer Bodies/Corps Queers

“i am / virus to the system”: Indigiqueer Abjection and the Queering of Language in Joshua Whitehead’s full-metal indigiqueer and Jonny Appleseed

January 26, 2022


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