[Full Book] Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: David M. Robinson
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 316

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by David M. Robinson, Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature books, Arguing for renewed attention to covert same-sex-oriented writing (and to authorial intention more generally), this study explores the representation of female and male homosexuality in late sixteenth- through mid-eighteenth-century British and French literature. The author also uncovers and analyzes long-term continuities in the representation of same-sex love, sex, and desire between the classical, early modern, eighteenth-century, and even modern periods. Among the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century authors and texts examined here are Mme de Murat, Les Memoires De Madame La Comtesse De M*** (1697); John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748-49); Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748); Nicolas Chorier and Jean Nicolas, L'Academie des dames (1680); Delarivier Manley, The New Atalantis (1709); and Isaac de Benserade, Iphis et Iante (1637). Classical texts brought into the discussion include Juvenal's Satires, Lucian's Erotes, and, most importantly, Ovid's Metamorphoses. Casting its net broadly yet exploring deeply-poems, plays, novels, and more; from the serious to the satiric, the polite to the pornographic; well-known and little-known; written in English, French, and Latin; published in early modern and eighteenth-century Britain and France; plus key classical texts-this study engages with the historiography of sexuality as a whole.


[Full Book] Closet Writing Gay Reading

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: James Creech
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 219

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by James Creech, Closet Writing Gay Reading Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Closet Writing Gay Reading books, One of the most urgent tasks for gay studies today, James Creech argues, is the retrieval of a repressed, "closeted" literary heritage. But contradictions and problems cloud even the most basic theoretical questions: What does a lesbian or gay reading of a literary text require or presume? Can we talk about a homosexual writer expressing him- or herself before the invention of "homosexuality"? Was it possible for a writer like Herman Melville, for example, to create literary works linked to his own prohibited eros? In Closet Writing/Gay Reading, Creech shows how a literary critic can be receptive to implicit and closeted sexual content. Forcefully advocating a tactic of identification and projection in literary analysis, he lends renewed currency to the kind of "sentimental" response to literature that continental theory—particularly deconstruction—has sought to discredit. In the second half of his book, Creech sets out to analyze what he considers the exemplary novel of the nineteenth-century closet, Melville's Pierre, or: The Ambiguities. By approaching Pierre as the gay man Melville longed to have as its reader, Creech is able to decipher the novel's "encrypted erotics" and to reveal that Melville's apparent tale of incest is actually a homosexual novel in disguise. The closeted "address" to queer-sensitive readers that Pierre disseminates finally receives a critical reading that strives to be explicit, shareable, and public.


[Full Book] Concordia Discors I

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Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
Author: Benoît Bolduc
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : de
Pages : 252

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Benoît Bolduc, Concordia Discors I Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Concordia Discors I books, Placé sous le signe de la formule horatienne "Concordia Discors" ce principe d ́un univers formé de l ́union harmonieuse d ́éléments divergents - en apparence incompatibles - le 41e colloque de la North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature a choisi de mettre en lumière les tensions génératrices du Grand Siècle et de questionner les principaux courants de la critique dix-septiémiste, tels qu ́ils se sont développés de part et d ́autre de l ́Atlantique. ce dialogue , riche en perspectives origineales , qui répondait outre à l ́exigence d ́interdisciplinarité que s ́est toujours fixée la NASSCFL, a permis de réfléchir de manière dynamique aux forces qui ordonnent les contradictions du XVIIe siècle, et d ́établir un rapport fructueux entre littérature, religion, musique, beau-arts et pouvoir politique. Les deux présents volumes réunissent donc une diversité féconde de points de vues et d ́approches méthodologiques, couvrant une large mosaique thématique , située à tous les niveaux de la pratique littéraire, dépuis sa genèse jusqu ́à sa réception. La richesse et la variété des textes rassemblés nous invitent ainsi, en ces temps de crise littéraire, `poursuivre dans la voie de la "concorde discordante" et de l ́esprit de syncrétisme où s ́est distingué le Grand Siècle.


[Full Book] Lesbian Dames

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Caroline Gonda
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 224

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Caroline Gonda, Lesbian Dames Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lesbian Dames books, How are romantic and erotic relationships between women represented in the literature of the long eighteenth century? How does Sapphism surface in other contemporary discourses, including politics, pornography, economics and art? After more than a generation of lesbian-gay scholarship that has examined identities, practices, prohibitions and transgressions surrounding same-sex desire, this collection offers an exciting and indispensable array of new scholarship in gender and sexuality studies. The contributors - who include noted writers, critics and historians such as Emma Donoghue, George E. Haggerty, Susan S. Lanser and Valerie Traub - provide varied and provocative research into the dynamics and histories of lesbianism and Sapphism. They build on the work of scholarship on Sapphism and interrogate the efficacy of such a notion in describing the varieties of same-sex love between women during the long eighteenth century. This groundbreaking collection, the first multi-authored volume to examine lesbian representation and culture in this era, presents a diversity of theoretical and critical approaches, from close literary analysis to the history of reading and publishing, psychoanalysis, biography, historicism, deconstruction and queer theory.


[Full Book] Reader S Guide To Lesbian And Gay Studies

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Timothy Murphy
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 748

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Timothy Murphy, Reader S Guide To Lesbian And Gay Studies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reader S Guide To Lesbian And Gay Studies books, The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).


[Full Book] M Dchen Im Altertum Girls In Antiquity

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Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
Author: Susanne Moraw
Category : History
Languages : de
Pages : 426

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M Dchen Im Altertum Girls In Antiquity

Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Susanne Moraw, M Dchen Im Altertum Girls In Antiquity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download M Dchen Im Altertum Girls In Antiquity books, Mädchen - weibliche Individuen vor dem sozial, juristisch, biologisch etc. definierten Übergang zur 'Frau' - wurden in der altertumswissenschaftlichen Forschung bisher eher selten thematisiert. Diese Lücke schließt der vorliegende Band. Mit 26 Beiträgen in englischer und deutscher Sprache bietet er einen Überblick über den internationalen Forschungsstand: Von theoretischen Überlegungen zu den Nachweismöglichkeiten von 'Mädchen' in der prähistorischen Forschung über zusammenfassende Darstellungen des gegenwärtigen Wissensstandes zu Mädchen im Alten Orient, in Ägypten und in der Ägäischen Bronzezeit zu Spezialstudien über bestimmte Aspekte des Mädchen-Seins in Griechenland und Rom, bis hin zur christlichen Spätantike und den frühmittelalterlichen Gesellschaften. 'Mädchen im Altertum / Girls in Antiquity' ist die um einige Beiträge erweiterte Publikation einer internationalen Tagung gleichen Titels, die 2010 in Berlin von 'FemArc - Netzwerk archäologisch arbeitender Frauen' in Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Archäologischen Institut veranstaltet worden war. Mit Beiträgen von Claudia-Maria Behling, Katrin Bernhardt, Olympia Bobou, Susanne Brather-Walter, Stephanie L. Budin, Eve D'Ambra, Peter Emberger, Susanna E. Fischer, Caitlin C. Gillespie, Jochen Griesbach, Ute Günkel-Maschek, Doris Gutsmiedl-Schümann, Kerstin P. Hofmann, Kathrin Kleibl, Julia K. Koch, Claudia Merthen, Marion Meyer, Cecilia Nobili, Viktoria Räuchle, Kathrin Schade, Günther Schörner, Michaela Stark, Wolf-Rüdiger Teegen, Helga Vogel, Manuella Wangert, Anne Weis.


[Full Book] The Closet

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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Danielle Bobker
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Danielle Bobker, The Closet Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Closet books, "In early modern English interior design, closets provided royalty with secluded places for reading, writing, and storing valuables, as well as for nurturing the shifting alliances on which the politics of the day depended. Admission to the closet was contingent solely on the owner's approval, and the criteria for admission were necessarily opaque. Later, in the houses of nobility and, increasingly, those of the middle class, private rooms served as prayer closets, curiosity cabinets, dressing rooms, libraries, galleries, and impromptu bedrooms. Merging with the privy and the bath, they were remade as earth closets or water closets and bathing closets. In these new iterations, closets remained important spaces where physical closeness or the exchange of knowledge, or both, could take place. The Closet proposes that the closet's material proliferation had a distinctive relationship to literature. Drawing on work by Samuel Pepys, Jonathan Swift, and Laurence Sterne, among others, the author argues that eighteenth-century writers were curious about closet relations as such-including favoritism, patronage, and voyeurism-and also turned to the closet as a figurative bond between author and audience. Dozens of texts published in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were described by their writers or publishers as closets or cabinets, such as the novella "Miss C----'s Cabinet of Curiosity," containing knowledge that originated in courtly closets, prayer closets, and similar intimate spaces. The closet's longstanding associations with intimacy across social divides made it a touchstone for exploring the attachments made possible by the decline of the court, on one hand, and the proliferation of print, the first mass medium, on the other"--


[Full Book] Who S Who In Lesbian And Gay Writing

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Gabriele Griffin
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Gabriele Griffin, Who S Who In Lesbian And Gay Writing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Who S Who In Lesbian And Gay Writing books, Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay Writing is a lively and accessible biographical guide to lesbian and gay literary culture, from Sappho to modern pulp fiction. Featuring authors of works with lesbian or gay content as well as known lesbian and gay writers, this volume opens the boundaries of this field to include the writers of popular cultural fiction. It places these alongside the canon of poets, dramatists and novelists, to acknowledge the importance of pop culture to gay and lesbian communities. It includes fascinating entries on authors from W.H. Auden to Alice Walker, James Baldwin to Virginia Woolf. Also included are those such as Judith Butler who have theorised lesbian and gay culture and writing, or have contributed to the uncovering and charting of this vibrant literary history. Fully cross referenced, and with suggestions for further reading, this book offers an invaluable guide to a rich and varied literary culture and is indispensable for anyone with an interest in lesbian and gay writing.


[Full Book] Der Widerspenstigen Verst Mmelung

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Publisher: transcript Verlag
Author: Norbert Finzsch
Category : History
Languages : de
Pages : 528

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Norbert Finzsch, Der Widerspenstigen Verst Mmelung Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Der Widerspenstigen Verst Mmelung books, Die Kliteridektomie war auch in westlichen Gesellschaften ein massenhaft angewandtes Mittel zur Kontrolle weiblicher Sexualität. Norbert Finzsch geht der Geschichte der weiblichen Genitalverstümmelung, kurz FGM oder FMC, nach und konzentriert sich dabei territorial auf Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien und die USA. Die Untersuchung reicht von der Frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart und gibt Einblicke in die diskursiven Schichten dieser sexistischen Praxis und in die gewaltsamen Auswirkungen für die betroffenen Frauen. Nicht zuletzt deckt die sozialpsychologische Perspektive vieles über männliche Ängste vor (sexueller) Autonomie von Frauen auf.


[Full Book] The Oxford English Literary History

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Margaret J. M. Ezell
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 460

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Margaret J. M. Ezell, The Oxford English Literary History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford English Literary History books, The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. Each of these thirteen groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English Literature, but all serious readers. This Companion Volume to Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century presents a series of complementary readings of texts and events of the period. J. M. Ezell removes the traditional literary period labels and boundaries used in earlier studies to categorize the literary culture of late seventeenth-century England. She invites readers to explore the continuities and the literary innovations occurring during six turbulent decades, as English readers and writers lived through unprecedented events including a King tried and executed by Parliament and another exiled, the creation of the national entity 'Great Britain', and an expanding English awareness of the New World as well as encounters with the cultures of Asia and the subcontinent. The period saw the establishment of new concepts of authorship and it saw a dramatic increase of women working as professional, commercial writers. London theatres closed by law in 1642 reopened with new forms of entertainments from musical theatrical spectaculars to contemporary comedies of manners with celebrity actors and actresses. Emerging literary forms such as epistolary fictions and topical essays were circulated and promoted by new media including newspapers, periodical publications, and advertising and laws were changing governing censorship and taking the initial steps in the development of copyright. It was a period which produced some of the most profound and influential literary expressions of religious faith from John Milton's Paradise Lost and John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, while simultaneously giving rise to a culture of libertinism and savage polemical satire, as well as fostering the new dispassionate discourses of experimental sciences and the conventions of popular romance.


[Full Book] The Cambridge Companion To Gay And Lesbian Writing

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Hugh Stevens
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 246

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Hugh Stevens, The Cambridge Companion To Gay And Lesbian Writing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge Companion To Gay And Lesbian Writing books, "Literature has always been concerned with questions of kinship, love, marriage, desire, family relationships. The central and privileged stories have tended to assume that desire will be desire between girl and boy. Obstacles are thrown in the way of desire. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1597), the heroine and hero cannot marry because their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are feuding. The obstacles which stand in the way of same-sex romantic entanglements have been much more encompassing. Before the twentieth century, they have, for the most part, been represented as an impossibility rather than a desirable outcome thwarted by circumstance"--


[Full Book] Voluntary Servitude And The Erotics Of Friendship

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Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Author: Marc D. Schachter
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 227

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Marc D. Schachter, Voluntary Servitude And The Erotics Of Friendship Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Voluntary Servitude And The Erotics Of Friendship books, Focusing primarily on three early modern French authors, this book explores the erotics and politics of voluntary servitude in classical antiquity and the early modern period through Michel Foucault's late work on governmentality and the care of the self. Marc Schachter explores how these authors-Étienne de La Boétie, Michel de Montaigne, and Marie de Gournay-pursue related inquiries into voluntary servitude and self-control in marriage, friendship, pederasty, and politics.


[Full Book] Picturing The Closet

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Dominic Janes
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 224

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Dominic Janes, Picturing The Closet Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Picturing The Closet books, To what extent did people think they could identify an 'obvious' sodomite before the construction of the homosexual as a type of person during the latter part of the nineteenth century? What role did secrecy and denial play in relation to the visual expression of same-sex desire before the term 'the closet' came into widespread use in the latter part of the twentieth century? And what, therefore, did sodomites/homosexuals/gays/queers look like in Britain in 1700, 1800, 1900 and 2000? Could they be spotted mincing down the street? Or were such as these just the flamboyant few whose presence conveniently drew attention away from the many others who wanted to appear 'normal'? These issues are not peripheral to the struggle of the last several decades for individual self-determination and self-expression. It was this set of cultural constructions that the pioneering writer Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950-2009) attacked in her book Epistemology of the Closet as representing 'the defining structure for gay oppression in this century'. This book represents a visual culture counterpart to Sedgwick's study and aims, through the use of a series of interdisciplinary case-studies, to explore both the pre-history of the closet since the eighteenth century and its evolution through to the present day. Chapters explore key moments and issues within the British cultural experience and make pioneering use of a wide range of source materials ranging from art to fashion, literature, philosophy, theology, film and archival records.


[Full Book] Ali Smith

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Publisher: A&C Black
Author: Monica Germanà
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Monica Germanà, Ali Smith Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ali Smith books, In such novels as Hotel World and the Whitbread Prize winning The Accidental, Ali Smith has established herself as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary fiction. Covering her complete oeuvre, from the short stories to her most recent novel There but for the, this is the first comprehensive critical guide to Smith's work. Bringing together leading scholars, Ali Smith: Contemporary Critical Perspectives covers such topics as: • Language, truth and reality • Spectral presences and the uncanny • Gender and sexuality • Cosmopolitanism • Smith's place in the contemporary canon Including a new interview with the author, a chronology of her life and authoritative guides to further reading, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the best of contemporary fiction.


[Full Book] Lesbians In Early Modern Spain

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Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Author: Sherry Velasco
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 264

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Sherry Velasco, Lesbians In Early Modern Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lesbians In Early Modern Spain books, A wide range of accounts of lesbian relationships unearthed from the historical record


[Full Book] The Sexuality Of History

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Susan S. Lanser
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 344

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Susan S. Lanser, The Sexuality Of History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Sexuality Of History books, The period of reform, revolution, and reaction that characterized seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe also witnessed an intensified interest in lesbians. In scientific treatises and orientalist travelogues, in French court gossip and Dutch court records, in passionate verse, in the rising novel, and in cross-dressed flirtations on the English and Spanish stage, poets, playwrights, philosophers, and physicians were placing sapphic relations before the public eye. In The Sexuality of History, Susan S. Lanser shows how intimacies between women became harbingers of the modern, bringing the sapphic into the mainstream of some of the most significant events in Western Europe. Ideas about female same-sex relations became a focal point for intellectual and cultural contests between authority and liberty, power and difference, desire and duty, mobility and change, order and governance. Lanser explores the ways in which a historically specific interest in lesbians intersected with, and stimulated, systemic concerns that would seem to have little to do with sexuality. Departing from the prevailing trend of queer reading whereby scholars ferret out hidden content in “closeted” texts, Lanser situates overtly erotic representations within wider spheres of interest. The Sexuality of History shows that just as we can understand sexuality by studying the past, so too can we understand the past by studying sexuality.


[Full Book] Ancient Rome And The Construction Of Modern Homosexual Identities

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Publisher: OUP Oxford
Author: Jennifer Ingleheart
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 384

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Jennifer Ingleheart, Ancient Rome And The Construction Of Modern Homosexual Identities Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ancient Rome And The Construction Of Modern Homosexual Identities books, Much has been written about the contribution of ancient Greece to modern discourses of homosexuality, but Rome's significant rôle has been largely overlooked. Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities explores the contested history of responses to Roman antiquity, covering areas such as literature, the visual arts, popular culture, scholarship, and pornography. Essays by scholars working across a number of disciplines analyse the demonization of Rome and attempts to write it out of the history of homosexuality by early activists such as John Addington Symonds, who believed that Rome had corrupted ideal (and idealized) 'Greek love' through its decadence and sexual licentiousness. The volume's contributors also investigate the identification with Rome by men and women who have sought an alternative ancestry for their desires. The volume asks what it means to look to Rome instead of Greece, theorizes the way in which Rome itself appropriates Greece, and explores the consequences of such appropriations and identifications, both ancient and modern. From learned discussions of lesbian cunnilingus in Renaissance commentaries on Martial and Juvenal, to disgust at the sexual excesses of the emperors, to the use of Rome by the early sexologists, to modern pornographic films that linger on the bodies of gladiators and slaves, Rome has been central to homosexual desires and experiences. By interrogating the desires that create engagements with the classical past, the volume illuminates both classical reception and the history of sexuality.


[Full Book] The Sciences Of Homosexuality In Early Modern Europe

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Kenneth Borris
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 284

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Closeted Writing And Lesbian And Gay Literature by Kenneth Borris, The Sciences Of Homosexuality In Early Modern Europe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Sciences Of Homosexuality In Early Modern Europe books, The Sciences of Homosexuality in Early Modern Europe investigates early modern scientific accounts of same-sex desires and the shapes they assumed in everyday life. It explores the significance of those representations and interpretations from around 1450 to 1750, long before the term homosexuality was coined and accrued its current range of cultural meanings. This collection establishes that efforts to produce scientific explanations for same-sex desires and sexual behaviours are not a modern invention, but have long been characteristic of European thought. The sciences of antiquity had posited various types of same-sexual affinities rooted in singular natures. These concepts were renewed, elaborated, and reassessed from the late medieval scientific revival to the early Enlightenment. The deviance of such persons seemed outwardly inscribed upon their bodies, documented in treatises and case studies. It was attributed to diverse inborn causes such as distinctive anatomies or physiologies, and embryological, astrological, or temperamental factors. This original book freshly illuminates many of the questions that are current today about the nature of homosexual activity and reveals how the early modern period and its scientific interpretations of same-sex relationships are fundamental to understanding the conceptual development of contemporary sexuality.