Temporal drag, erotohistoriography, chronomornativity, horniness under capitalism, rhythm, dancing, and crip time. These are some of the topics addressed in this interview with queer theorist Elizabeth Freeman conducted by Amelia Groom, co-editor of the “No Linear Fucking Time” focus on Prospections. Freeman and Groom also discuss recent video installations by the artist duo Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, including (No) Time (2020), which is part of the No Linear Fucking Time exhibition at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.
researcher, educator, and writer
Elizabeth Freeman is a researcher, educator, and writer specialized in American literature and gender, sexuality, and queer studies. She holds both an MA and a PhD from the University of Chicago, Chicago, and is currently teaching at University of California, Davis. Her articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, and she has written three books: Beside You in Time: Sense-Methods and Queer Sociabilities in Nineteenth-Century America (2019); Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (2010); and The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture (2002). She was also the editor of a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Queer Temporalities (2007), and co-editor (with Ellen Samuels) of a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, Crip Temporalities (2021). Between 2011 and 2017, she served as co-editor of GLQ. She is currently working on a book project examining the reading practices accompanying care work and a co-edited anthology, Queer Kinship (with Tyler Bradway).