Author Archives: Chase Dimock

About Chase Dimock

Chase Dimock teaches Literature and Composition at College of the Canyons. He is the Managing Editor of As It Ought To Be.

Two Poems By Sean Karns

Two Poems By Sean Karns   The Man of Dirt Toils in the Laughter of His Wayward World A long way off, the Man of Dirt heard something. He has been diluted by his design for years. He took a … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders’ Gay Pride Day Proclamation and the History of LGBT Advocacy

Bernie Sanders’ Gay Pride Day Proclamation and the History of LGBT Advocacy by Chase Dimock The above image is of Bernie’s declaration of a “Gay Pride Day” in Burlington, VT in 1985. I was born in 1985, which means that … Continue reading

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Growing up on the Island of Misfit Toys or: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a Queer Allegory

Growing up on the Island of Misfit Toys or: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a Queer Allegory By Chase Dimock The Misfit Narrative and Queer Youth The narrative of the misfit character struggling to find his place in the world … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime and Queer Me?: Reclaiming Mae West as Author and Sexual Philosopher

Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime and Queer Me? Reclaiming Mae West as Author and Sexual Philosopher By Chase Dimock We know Mae West as an actress, a sex symbol, a cultural icon, a comedienne, a master of the one … Continue reading

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Saint Turing: A Few Reflections on Gay Iconography and Martyrdom on the Occasion of Alan Turing’s 100th Birthday

Saint Turing: A Few Reflections on Gay Iconography and Martyrdom on the Occasion of Alan Turing’s 100th Birthday By Chase Dimock This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of British mathematician Alan Turing’s birth. In celebration of his enormous contributions to … Continue reading

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From the Same Source as Her Power: A Threnody for Adrienne Rich

From the Same Source as Her Power: A Threnody for Adrienne Rich by Chase Dimock How do we account for and preserve a writer’s power after she dies? At the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, any researcher who wants to access … Continue reading

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Robert McAlmon’s Psychoanalyzed Girl and the Popularization of Psychoanalysis in America

Freud (far left seated) and Jung (far right, seated) at Clark University in 1909 Robert McAlmon’s Psychoanalyzed Girl and the Popularization of Psychoanalysis in America by Chase Dimock (This article first appeared on The Qouch) Last fall, I wrote an … Continue reading

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