Spades, Actors and Fags: Fiction and/as Queer Theory in Timothy Findley’s Spadework
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TitleSpades, Actors and Fags: Fiction and/as Queer Theory in Timothy Findley’s Spadework
AEDEAN 2008, 31: 151-159 ISBN-978-84-9749-278-2
[Abstract] This paper analyses Timothy Findley’s last novel, Spadework (2002  ), to engage the relevance of Gender/Queer Theory as a visible intertext. As we read, it seems apparent that that Spadework provides a further turn of the screw to invigorate the gendermarked fiction/theory popular in Canadian writing. Issues of gender/sex performativity and performance, in several ways, populate the novel, which, as a whole, is a critique of identity very close to the one proposed by Queer Theory models, usually oriented to interrogate normativity and the identities that it produces.