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The Jubilee of 2033

The Jubilee of 2033 538 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES And I get this feeling as I watch these people pray in the middle of the city, as I watch them pray as staging protest. They’re praying from positions physically, and from stations of life sorta theologically and philosophically, that are considered in the United States to be discardable, unnecessary, in need of conversion. But what their praying in the sorta secret place of blackness shows me is that they breathe and in the fact of such breathing we should cherish it. I’ll say more soon but this is getting to be too long, Note 1. “Instagram Post by Simone Leigh • Feb 3, 2017 at 1:27pm UTC,” Instagram, www .instagram.com/p/BQDRUKCD-Tw/. DOI 10.1215/10642684-6957912 Zach Blas Recently, I have found myself reimagining Derek Jarman’s 1978 queer punk film Jubilee. At its start, Queen Elizabeth I asks her adviser John Dee to summon forth a spirit in which to converse. After descending, the spirit Ariel offers Elizabeth a future vision of England. Through thick, black smoke, a collapsed and lawless London emerges, composed of fallen buildings, roaming, armed gangs, and a burning stroller. Here, the punk present of the late 1970s is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Duke University Press

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1064-2684
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Abstract

538 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES And I get this feeling as I watch these people pray in the middle of the city, as I watch them pray as staging protest. They’re praying from positions physically, and from stations of life sorta theologically and philosophically, that are considered in the United States to be discardable, unnecessary, in need of conversion. But what their praying in the sorta secret place of blackness shows me is that they breathe and in the fact of such breathing we should cherish it. I’ll say more soon but this is getting to be too long, Note 1. “Instagram Post by Simone Leigh • Feb 3, 2017 at 1:27pm UTC,” Instagram, www .instagram.com/p/BQDRUKCD-Tw/. DOI 10.1215/10642684-6957912 Zach Blas Recently, I have found myself reimagining Derek Jarman’s 1978 queer punk film Jubilee. At its start, Queen Elizabeth I asks her adviser John Dee to summon forth a spirit in which to converse. After descending, the spirit Ariel offers Elizabeth a future vision of England. Through thick, black smoke, a collapsed and lawless London emerges, composed of fallen buildings, roaming, armed gangs, and a burning stroller. Here, the punk present of the late 1970s is

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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2018

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