Monthly Archive: May 2018

A Subtlety, Domino Sugar Factory, New York, NY, USA, June 29, 2014 | © Courtesy of gigi_nyc/Flickr.

New Article: Prissy’s Quittin’ Time: The Black Camp Aesthetics of Kara Walker

Brian Stephens Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0059 Abstract Through a close reading of Walker’s first silhouette instalment-the audaciously titled Gone, An Historical Romance of a Civil War as it Occurred Between the Dusky...

New Article: “If You Don’t Bring No Grits, Don’t Come”: Critiquing a Critique of Patrick Kelly, Golliwogs, And Camp as A Technique of Black Queer Expression

Sequoia Barnes Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0062 Abstract I have written this article in order to establish Patrick Kelly as a black forbearer of fashion. Kelly complicates our sense of fashion through his use of black...

New Article: “Beef Jerky in a Ball Gown”: The Camp Excesses of Titus Andromedon in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Carmen Dexl / Katrin Horn  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0041 Abstract In this essay, we look at Titus Andromedon from the Netflix-sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2014-) as a singular phenomenon in contemporary TV: a black queen whose use...

The Man who would be King! H.R.H Prince Charles and the 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson Effigies, Portobello Market, London, UK, January 1, 2005 ©Courtesy of drinks machine/Flickr.

New Article: Nobody Knows My Name: The Masquerade of Mourning in the Early 1980s Artistic Productions of Michael Jackson and Prince

Anna Pochmara and Justyna Wierzchowska Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0058 Abstract The article analyses Michael Jackson’s album Thriller and Prince’s movie Purple Rain. We explore their camp aesthetics and their recasting of the cultural...

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