Crochet Coral Reef in e-flux

In an article in e-flux magazine Rebekah Sheldon discusses the Crochet Coral Reef project as an exemplar of the recent interest among feminist and queer studies scholars in moving away from universal theorizations towards acknowledgement of the epistemic power of the particular. Entitled “Queer Universal,” Sheldon’s piece hails the virtues of attending to such “particular forms of life” as “lightning, atoms, jellyfish … extinct aurochs, wooly coral reefs … and transgender frogs.” The IFF is delighted to be in such company. Sheldon’s article also draws on a recent essay about the Crochet Coral Reef by trans-studies theorist Jeanne Vaccaro “Feelings and Fractals: Wooly Ecologies of Transgender Matter” published in the journal GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies.

Queer Universal
e-flux: Journal #75, 05/2016

About the author: Rebekah Sheldon, an assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington, is a scholar of feminist philosophy, queer theory, the new realisms, and contemporary American literature, culture, and popular rhetoric.