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Day: December 20, 2017
Kaliarda XXVI: Lubunca
Just when I thought I was done. Anna T’s article I just posted on mentioned Nicholas Kontovas’ 2012 M.A. thesis on Lubunca, the Turkish Gay Cant that until now I only knew of from Khyuchukov & Bakker’s 1999 paper. The first 9 pp of Kontovas’ thesis are available online. They’re actually enough to answer a […]
Kaliarda XXV: Anna T.
The last article I was going to look at was Anna T.‘s The Opacity of Queer Languages. There are some good points there, although it’s in the domain of queer theory that I’m not as conversant in: Kaliarda and other queer cants are neither visible nor invisible, but opaque—straight onlookers know that you’re speaking in […]
Kaliarda XXIV: Korovinis and Perdikea
Trying to wrap up this series, I’ve come across two more Kaliarda texts online. The first is a chapter from a 2010 novel by Thomas Korovinis, Ο γύρος του Θανάτου [The tour of death], with nine protagonists in Salonica of the 50s. One of them is a trans sex worker, and her narrative has a […]