Some quick notes from Today, April 8, 2014

What's "out-of-play"? Moving from Deconstruction to New Historicism to Gay theory and AIDS activism

Let’s just say there is never a signifier that is absolute, or out of play, or transcendental, not naturally fixed, not unchanging…

Ideology also shapes our discourse about LGBTQI issues whether now or in history…
Homophobic Ideology often seen in binaries (or webs of signifiers):

AIDS and New Historicism: Reagan did very little/nothing to combat the disease or fund it’s study, and only mentioned the disease when years after it start to kill thousands--so let's study the cultural productions/discourses circulating at through the 1980's: