i have been brainstorming over the last week about potential projects i could do for our classes final "big project." i realized this morning that almost certainly other people have also been thinking about this. so i wanted to start a thread on here where we could bounce our ideas off of each other and help each other brainstorm. i hope this is okay, and other people are interested...
here are a few ideas i have been thinking about for my final project:
1. troubling drag: exploring the theoretical implications of "bio-drag" and transgendered performers. is it still drag? is it still queer? or a new level of queer? what elements must be present for it to be so? how do queer people feel about this new turn in queer space/performance?
2. queering queer identities: last semester in the seminar i was taking, the professor made a dismissive (almost demeaning) comment about how "everyone, even straight people, are identifying as queer now." im interested in the notions of what counts as a queer identity, what that means, how that can be troubled, and if "straight" people are "allowed" to claim that identity despite their heteronomative privileges. to take it one step further, how can queerness look differently than is assumed: lesbians dating gay men, transcouples that appear straight, lesbians or gay men dating someone of the opposite gender yet still identifying as gay?
thats enough for now. lol. any comments, questions, suggestions? please please feel free to put up your own brainstorming ideas for your project too!