My name is Michael Carosone, and I am a student in the master's
degree program in library and information science at the Palmer
School of Library and Information Science of Long Island University
(LIU). I am taking all of my classes at LIU's Manhattan site,
which is New York University's (NYU) Bobst Library.
I am taking a class, "Artists' Books"; the professor is Dr.
Constance Woo. For the class, I am writing a research paper on the
relationship between artists' books, queer book artists, queer book
arts, queer theory, queer studies, and the queer community (queer =
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender; GLBTQ).
Where can I find literature on my topic, in order to support my
ideas and theory? Are there any essays, articles, books out
there? I have done some research, but have not been successful. I
want to write on how, both, artists' books, as an art form, is
marginalized, and how the queer community is marginalized, which
may be a reason as to why queer artists make artists' books. I
want to do a queer reading and analysis of artists' books. I want
to apply queer theory to artists' books. And I want to discover
what happens when artists' books and queer theory and the queer
community come together: the intersection. I am also interested in
knowing if there is anything "queer" about artists' books. Maybe
even start a queer discourse on artists' books.
Can you help me with any advice, suggestions, information, etc? I
appreciate your help. I would also like to include your thoughts
in my paper, giving you credit, of course. Can you answer some
questions (below)? I appreciate your time.
1. Is there a relationship between artists' books and the queer
community? Whether yes or no, please, explain.
2. Is there a queer sensibility to artists' books? Explain.
3. Is there a queer history in artists' books? Explain.
4. Can you think of any other questions that I should ask?