Hiraeth, or queering time in archives otherwise

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dc.contributor.author Igwe, Onyeka
dc.contributor.author Stokely, J. D.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-31T12:16:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-31T12:52:18Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Igwe, O. and Stokely J. D. (2019) ‘Hiraeth, or queering time in archives otherwise’, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 16, pp. 9-23. en
dc.identifier.issued 16
dc.identifier.startpage 9
dc.identifier.endpage 23
dc.identifier.issn 2009-4078
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7394
dc.description.abstract Archives are the physical manifestations of our collective understanding of history, a way of proving and so legitimising the existence of cultures, practices, and peoples. However, for queer and trans people of colour (QTPOC), entrance into the archive is not easily permitted; the truths of their lives have been, and are presently, excluded, claimed as contingent and/or rendered “folk”—lesser forms of knowledge. “Hiraeth” is a Welsh word that is difficult to translate into English. It speaks of a longing or homesickness for a place that is no longer, or never was. For QTPOC, the archive is this, a hiraeth space. We use “hiraeth” to describe the liminal space in which experiences of home, media practices, and a relationship to the archive can exist. As two Black queer artists who in their work have been exploring ways to implode the archive, in this article we look at how our practices can expand what the archive holds and further provide a space to render the untranslatable, the im/possible, as archive material. It is a strategy of both redefinition and defiance. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Film and Screen Media, University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue16/ArticleIgweStokeley.pdf
dc.rights © 2019, The Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject QTPOC en
dc.subject Archives en
dc.subject Practice collaboration en
dc.subject Multiplicity en
dc.title Hiraeth, or queering time in archives otherwise en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Onyeka Igwe, University of the Arts, London en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media en
dc.identifier.journalabbrev Alphaville


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