The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics. Queer Economies of Dirt, Dust and Patina

Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Georg Vogt & Franziska Bergmann (Eds.)


Oxford: Routledge 2017
ISBN 978 04 1579 078 9
e-ISBN 978 13 1521 039 1
Hardback. 202 pages

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Table of Contents

Introduction: "The dirt doesn’t get any worse": The Alliance of Camp and Dirt
Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Georg Vogt and Franziska Bergmann


Part I: Upside – Downside – Upside: Camp’s Dialectic of Dirt and Beauty


1. The Jewel in the Gutter: Camp and the Incorporation of Dirt
Ingrid Hotz- Davies


2. Camp Conquests: Deconstructing the Sublime in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Christian Lassen


3. "The Odd and Gory Things in Life": Roy Raz’ Music Videos and Camp Aesthetics
Gero Bauer


4. Camp as a Critical Strategy in And the Spring Comes
Zairong Xiang

Part II: Trash, Dirt and Leftovers: The Oscillations of Matter


5. The "Available" Joe Brainard
David Bergman


6. Dirty Sound: The Camp Materialism of Blood Orgy of the Leather Girls
Kristina Pia Hofer


7. Camping Out in the Detritus of the 1960s Queer Underground: The "Moldy" Fantasies of Jack Smith
Ronald Gregg


8. A Camp Fairy Tale: The Dirty Class of John Waters’ Desperate Living
Giulia Palladini


9. Malapropos Desires: The Cinematic Oikos of Grey Gardens
Georg Vogt

Part III: Debris of the Past


10. Camp Patina: Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Transvestism and Gründerzeit Furniture
Franziska Bergmann


11. Camping Indigeneity: The Queer Politics of Kent Monkman
Astrid M. Fellner


12. Innocence Unprotected: Camp in Yugoslavian Cinema
Milisava Petković