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Like Makak in Dream on Monkey Mountain, Walcott, the brilliant and eloquent theoretician of the emerging tradition in the Caribbean of the 60s and 70s of postcolonial letters and a poetics of self-fashioned personal and collective identities is, in this essay, also out to slay all apparitional Muses.
Terry Castle observes in her Introduction to The Apparitional Lesbian: "When it comes to lesbians .
Although not a ghost story in the classical Jamesian sense, Brooksmith is, as I have noted, marked by an apparitional quality that is as laden with queer possibilities as, say, The Turn of the Screw or 'The Jolly Corner', particularly as they have been read by Hugh Stevens and John Fletcher.
Joughin's essay on A Midsummer Night's Dream finds such spirituality in Bottom's dream, seeing in it the "paradoxical novelty of the apparitional as the vocation of the everyday" (133).
Though they are a product of apartheid culture, the Benades' encounters with the legacy of South Africa's colonial past are marked with incursions of the grotesque, the uncanny, and the apparitional.
These apparitional visitations continue to this very day.
47) The best-known include Terry Castle's ground-breaking chapter on the mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender in The Apparitional Lesbian (1993), Wayne Koestenbaum's self-indulgent musings on divas in The Queer's Throat (1993), the essays by Margaret Reynolds and Patricia Juliana Smith in the volume titled En Travesti (1995), and the at times terminally self-preoccupied study by Susan Leonardi and Rebecca Pope titled The Diva's Mouth (1996).
In addressing these issues, this study will draw information from various written sources as well as from ethnographic research gathered from devotees of the Marmora, Ontario, Canada apparitions--a contemporary Catholic Marian movement that is closely wedded to a "church-approved apparitional tradition" (12) and thus more indicative of popular Catholic piety.
Sometimes you'll even get things moving and there are cases of apparitional sightings which I suppose is like seeing a ghost.
The image of the disappearing, ghostly, or, at best, ephemeral lesbian, is not new; in fact, as Terry Castle convincingly argued in The Apparitional Lesbian (1993), it is so prevalent as to have become a trope in literature that goes back at least as far as the eighteenth century.
In her book, The Apparitional Lesbian, Terry Castle takes Eve Sedgwick to task for foreclosing upon lesbian desire in her earlier work Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire (1985).
The idea that lesbian desire haunts Western cultural production is Terry Castle's from The Apparitional Lesbian.