Manuele Gragnolati

Differently Queer

Temporality, Aesthetics, and Sexuality in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Petrolioand Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli
This article explores the relationship between temporality, aesthetics, and sexuality in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Petrolio and Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli. Both novels mobilize a form of temporality that resists a sense of linear and teleological development and that instead appears contorted, inverted, suspended and thereby allows for the articulation of queer desires and pleasures that cannot be inscribed in normative logics of completion, progression, or productivity.
Keywords: Petrolio – Pasolini, Pier Paolo; Aracoeli – Morante, Elsa; Sexuality; Aesthetics; Temporality; Intersubjectivity; Becoming (philosophy); Italian literature – 20th Century; Memory
Title
Differently Queer
Subtitle
Temporality, Aesthetics, and Sexuality in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Petrolioand Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli
Author(s)
Manuele Gragnolati
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Description
This article explores the relationship between temporality, aesthetics, and sexuality in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Petrolio and Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli. Both novels mobilize a form of temporality that resists a sense of linear and teleological development and that instead appears contorted, inverted, suspended and thereby allows for the articulation of queer desires and pleasures that cannot be inscribed in normative logics of completion, progression, or productivity.
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Place
Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2017
Subject
Petrolio – Pasolini, Pier Paolo
Aracoeli – Morante, Elsa
Sexuality
Aesthetics
Temporality
Intersubjectivity
Becoming (philosophy)
Italian literature – 20th Century
Memory
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Language
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short title
Differently Queer
page start
85
page end
100
Source
De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 85–100
Bibliographic Citation
Manuele Gragnolati, ‘Differently Queer: Temporality, Aesthetics, and Sexuality in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Petrolioand Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli’, in De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 85–100 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-11_05>
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Cite as: Manuele Gragnolati, ‘Differently Queer: Temporality, Aesthetics, and Sexuality in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Petrolioand Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli’, in De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 85–100 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-11_05>