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not reticent, I'm Renaissance.
quasi-academic. too old for Tumblr.
some people call me Laura. some people call me Lola. other people call me other things.
ambivalent about most things. enthusiastic about food, reception studies, Pretty Little Liars & women musicians of the 1990s & early 2000s.

twitter.com/lolaleviathan:

    “…if one can argue about where the gaps are (or whether or not there are any), how can they be distinguished from the givens? what authorizes the assumption that everyday life is characterized by continuity and determinacy?” - Stanley Fish, “Why No One Is Afraid of Wolfgang Iser,” Diacritics, 1981

    "life has a gap in it. it just does. you do not go crazy trying to fill it like some lunatic." - Geraldine (Sarah Silverman) in my favorite movie Take This Waltz, 2011

    — 8 hours ago with 2 notes
    #lyrical comparisons 
    There are many things I want to say about /Bound/ but here are a few. 1. I want it acknowledged in the OED that Bound contains the earliest recorded usage of the word “thirsty” to mean what it means slangily now. 2. we watched Bound in my second favorite English class in undergrad, Hardboiled Crime Fiction and Film Noir. The professor compared it to /Gilda/, the Rita Hayworth movie, trying to contrast the subtle sexiness of Rita Hayworth to the overt sexuality of Bound to make some point about how times have changed but also about how he claimed women preferred Gilda and men preferred Bound. So he asked for a show of hands and I was the only woman who thought Bound was hotter. Meanwhile the only dude to choose Gilda was this nerd who later basically asked me out and got rejected.  I like Rita Hayworth too. But the idea that only men like sex or like to see naked people is a problem.  It’s a silly dichotomy and an example of a question I would never ask my students.

    There are many things I want to say about /Bound/ but here are a few.

    1. I want it acknowledged in the OED that Bound contains the earliest recorded usage of the word “thirsty” to mean what it means slangily now.

    2. we watched Bound in my second favorite English class in undergrad, Hardboiled Crime Fiction and Film Noir. The professor compared it to /Gilda/, the Rita Hayworth movie, trying to contrast the subtle sexiness of Rita Hayworth to the overt sexuality of Bound to make some point about how times have changed but also about how he claimed women preferred Gilda and men preferred Bound. So he asked for a show of hands and I was the only woman who thought Bound was hotter. Meanwhile the only dude to choose Gilda was this nerd who later basically asked me out and got rejected. I like Rita Hayworth too. But the idea that only men like sex or like to see naked people is a problem. It’s a silly dichotomy and an example of a question I would never ask my students.

    (via womenofthe-90s)

    — 14 hours ago with 32 notes
    scathing-tender:

unfriendlymelusine:

unfollowfriday:



UNREAL

WAIT i didn’t realize DIANA RIGG PATRON SAINT OF 60s MOD GIRL CHIC IS IN THROMES???????

She plays the BEST character too. And is an eternal babe for all the ages.

    scathing-tender:

    unfriendlymelusine:

    unfollowfriday:

    UNREAL

    WAIT i didn’t realize DIANA RIGG PATRON SAINT OF 60s MOD GIRL CHIC IS IN THROMES???????

    She plays the BEST character too. And is an eternal babe for all the ages.

    (Source: dicapriho)

    — 1 day ago with 37907 notes
    I have no idea what this is or how I took it #nofilter

    I have no idea what this is or how I took it #nofilter

    — 1 day ago with 5 notes
    #nofilter 
    or maybe just happy… #nofilter

    or maybe just happy… #nofilter

    — 1 day ago with 2 notes
    #nofilter 
    #yrdailymags #dogsofinstagram.

    #yrdailymags #dogsofinstagram.

    — 1 day ago with 6 notes
    #dogsofinstagram  #yrdailymags 
    It’s all happening! You can’t tell from the photo but this is a required text for Gay & Lesbian Lit, ie the first lit class where I am the instructor of record

    It’s all happening! You can’t tell from the photo but this is a required text for Gay & Lesbian Lit, ie the first lit class where I am the instructor of record

    — 1 day ago with 19 notes

    rememberwhenyoutried:

    a dystopian future novel where when teenagers come of age they are sorted into what spice girl they resemble, but one day a girl was sporty and baby

    (via boredangry)

    — 1 day ago with 248 notes
    jessica4equality:

This grid, originally created by Klein (1993) and adapted by Hoang (2006) was modified by Jessica Wilson to include other sexual orientations. All credit is given to the original author.
Hoang, M. (2006). Bisexual women in relationships: Investigating ambi identity, internalized monosexism, and infidelity. (Order No. 3220834, Alliant International University, Los Angeles). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 194-194 p.
Klein, F. (1993). The bisexual option. New York: Haworth Press.

it’s like if the Kinsey scale were a Cosmo quiz. 
there’s a lot to be said about what’s up with the ideal column. 

    jessica4equality:

    This grid, originally created by Klein (1993) and adapted by Hoang (2006) was modified by Jessica Wilson to include other sexual orientations. All credit is given to the original author.

    Hoang, M. (2006). Bisexual women in relationships: Investigating ambi identity, internalized monosexism, and infidelity. (Order No. 3220834, Alliant International University, Los Angeles). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 194-194 p.

    Klein, F. (1993). The bisexual option. New York: Haworth Press.

    it’s like if the Kinsey scale were a Cosmo quiz. 

    there’s a lot to be said about what’s up with the ideal column. 

    (via bisexual-books)

    — 2 days ago with 189 notes