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Reading from Behind par Jonathan A. Allan

Reading from Behind Jonathan A. Allan

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A staggeringly unique and insightful exploration of the anus, challenging us to move away from paranoid phallocentric critical examination, towards inclusion.

Reading from Behind Résumé

Reading from Behind: A Cultural Analysis of the Anus Jonathan A. Allan

'A serious work of theory.'
The Guardian

'Jonathan Allan has come up with a whole theory of the arsehole.'
Dazed and Confused

In a resolute deviation from the governing totality of the phallus, Reading from Behind offers a radical reorientation of the anus and its role in the collective imaginary.

It exposes what is deeply hidden in our cultural production, and challenges the authority of paranoid, critical thought.

A beautiful work that invites us beyond the rejection of phallocentricism, to a new way of being and thinking about sex, culture and identity.

Reading from Behind Avis

'Allan's work is, in a sense, groundbreaking ... opening up a whole new field of study ... Allan's book should be required reading.'
The Independent

'A serious work of theory, exploring the backside as a site of humiliation and disgust.'
The Guardian

'Assholes are like opinions: Everyone has them - but no one has more opinions on assholes than Jonathan Allan.'

'Jonathan Allan has come up with a whole theory of the arsehole.'
Dazed and Confused

'Looks at the subject of the 'booty' with remarkable enthusiasm.'

'Entertaining and informative.'
Merrill Cole, author of The Other Orpheus: A Poetics of Modern Homosexuality

'A remarkably fresh and original contribution to contemporary queer studies. I am confident that, with Reading from Behind, Allan will emerge as a widely respected critical voice of his generation.'
David William Foster, author of Sexual Textualties: Essays on Queer/ing Latin American Writing

'Allan reorients studies of anality.'
Todd Reeser, author of Masculinities in Theory

'Readers outside the academy will be rewarded with a fine example of textual analysis-and, possibly, a new appreciation of the anus as the most democratic and empowering of our body parts.'
Literary Review of Canada

* The Independent *

À propos de Jonathan A. Allan

Jonathan A. Allan holds the Canada research chair in queer theory at Brandon University, Canada.


  • Introduction: No Wrong Doors: An Entryway
  • 1. Anal Theory, or Reading from Behind
  • 2. Orienting Virginity
  • 3. Topping from the Bottom: Anne Tenino's Frat Boy and Toppy
  • 4. Orienting Brokeback Mountain
  • 5. Spanking Colonialism
  • 6. Unlocking Delmira Agustini's 'El Intruso'
  • 7. Shameful Matrophilia in Dona Herlinda y su hijo
  • 8. Vengeful Vidal

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Reading from Behind: A Cultural Analysis of the Anus Jonathan A. Allan
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