Siempre feliz en mi falda': Luis Alfaro's Simulative Challenge

Duke University Press
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 1999, 5 (2), pp. 199 - 230
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4 want to meet you at the / intersection of possibility, declares Luis Alfaro in his prose and poetry sequence Cuerpo politizado. In this work the Los Angeleno Chicano writer and occasionally cross-dressing performance artist announces a particularly important intersection of possibility with the line that appears in this essays title.1 Alfaro conjoins the semiotics of the body with semantics, for the callto- drag simulation encapsulated in the phrase, translated as always happy in my skirt, also connotes for some Chicanos and Chicanas a playful adaptation of the English gay into the Spanish fdiz and hence of the phrase into always queer in my skirt.
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