Jennifer C. In other words, I ask how the black female anus acts as a significant space through which black sexual difference — and black- ness more generally — is both imagined and represented. In this essay, I develop the term black anality to describe how black pleasures are imagined to be pecu- liarly and particularly oriented toward the anus, and thus as peculiarly and par- ticularly attached to anal ideologies including spatiality, waste, toxicity, and filth. While I am interested in the production and circulation of anal ideologies and how these ideologies limit black sexual freedom, I also examine moments where black female bodies can attach themselves to these ideologies in ways that engender delight in blackness itself. Instead, I examine how black women can strategically deploy anal ideologies to expose the kinds of pleasures black subjects can take in blackness — its hyperboles and painful GLQ DOI
Pocket Under the scorching Texas sun, surrounded by hundreds of onlookers, on the first day of the 80th year of his life, Fred Renk stares down the horns of an angry bull one last time. In his right hand, he holds a red bullfighting cape. In his left, he cradles a smoldering Marlboro cigarette between two fingers. In front of him, a bull begins its angry charge. At his age, any wrong move could send Renk to his grave.