Books Acquired Recently: Queer Archiving Edition

Kumbier, Alana. Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive. Sacramento, CA: Litwin Books, 2014.

This book has been on my to-read shelf for a while, and I finally decided to buy it.

Sheffield, Rebecka Taves. Documenting Rebellions: A Study of Four Lesbian and Gay Archives in Queer Times. Sacramento, CA: Litwin Books, 2020.

While I was on the Litwin Books website looking for Kumbier’s book, I came across this new book by Sheffield and decided to buy it because I cite one of her articles, which I love, in my book, and have also taught the article in one of my writing classes, so I am excited to read more of her work. She is Canadian, so I wonder whether “Taves” is an Anglicization of “Toews,” and thus whether she has Mennonite heritage.

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2 responses to “Books Acquired Recently: Queer Archiving Edition

  1. Daniel, thanks for reading! Yes, indeed Taves is a common anglicization of Toews. I am a Menno from the prairie town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 🙂

    • Rebecka, thanks for this note! I really enjoyed the book. I cite an article of yours in my book Queering Mennonite Literature (Penn State University Press, 2019), which you might find interesting.

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