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Thoughtfully constructed and unapologetically written, Maggie Nelson’s work of “autotheory” called The Argonauts strips the concepts of gender fluidity and motherhood to its bare core revealing theories that captures the essence of what it means to evolve as an individual in a society that pressures us to label. Homosexual, heterosexual, trans woman/man, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, and gender-non conforming are labels that surround our social sphere in this newly faceted politically correct world that is so keen on slitting throats for clarity. Nelson is not trying to say that using these words to define an individual is a bad thing, though. She calls her readers to be self aware of the fact that these words do not represent the entire LGBTQ community. Nelson even references Mary Lambert on the subject when famous singers and celebrities generalize a movement saying, “But while I can’t change, even if I tried, may be a…

“For me it begins with a scene, and I don’t know what it means. I get a vision, and then I start moving around on it and it grows in all directions,” Professor Charles Haddad said while he sat in his office on the fourth floor of Melville Library at Stony Brook University. His small room, right on the corner of the Journalism Department wing, held a desk with a brand new Mac desktop on top of it. Behind it on the wall hung a cork board, tacked to it a newspaper article about a previous novel he wrote. He has written several different novels, ranging from children’s chapter books to books that teach his students how to write well. But as of this summer, he finally published a book he had been working on for a very long time. Professor Haddad was working as a journalist all over the…