By Bonnie Braendlin, Hans Braendlin
Famous students within the fields of literature and movie tackle the problems of authority and transgression as sociocultural phenomena, discussing such subject matters as female and male sexuality, socioeconomic formations, background and delusion, the relative energy of fictionality, style, canon formation, cinematic conventions, and conventions of educational discourse.
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Is to open up the terrain of their possible transgression at the very moment when they mark off a limit. " 2 Acts of transgression furthermore are no less "ambiguous" than acts of partition in that they open up the terrain of their possible repression at the moment when they displace limits. A map of social codes should delineate also the conditions that cause assertions of new laws or norms or taboos against acts of transgression. The interactions of limits and their interrogation as determinants of a society or culture are of course plural and diverse.
2. New York Times, December l, 1992, B-3. 3. One of the running jokes in William Burroughs's Naked Lunch is the pun on Queens, as a borough and as a gay male identity/role. 4. Leslea[Lesléa] Newman, Heather Has Two Mommies, illus. Diana Souza (Boston: Alyson Wonderland Book, 1989). 5. Michael Willhoite, Daddy's Roommate (Boston: Alyson Wonderland Book, 1990). 6. In English we inflect "to transgress" only in the active voice: I transgress, you transgress, he/she/it transgresses, we transgress, you transgress, they transgress.
The body of Boozer's essay shows how this dominant is submitred to or transgressed and what the consequences are in each cinematic treatment. Page 8 The next three contributions, dealing with literature and/or film, accentuate the problematics of repressively or destructively dominant forces and resistances to them. With "The Apocalyptic Fantasy of Armando Ramirez's[Ramírez's] Chronicle of Tepito," Mary Tyler shows why Armando Ramirez[Ramírez], a Mexican novelist outside the literary and political mainstream of his society, deserves a resurgence of critical attention.