THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO AMERICAN GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE

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The Cambridge Companion To American Gay And Lesbian Literature

Author : Scott Herring
ISBN : 9781107046498
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion examines the connections between LGBTQ populations and American literature from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It surveys primary and secondary writings under the evolving category of gay and lesbian authorship, and incorporates current thinking in U.S.-based LGBTQ studies as well as critical practices within the field of American literary studies. This Companion also addresses the ways in which queerness pervades persons, texts, bodies, and reading, while paying attention to the transnational component of such literatures. In so doing, it details the chief genres, conventional historical backgrounds, and influential interpretive practices that support the analysis of LGBTQ literatures in the United States.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion To Gay And Lesbian Writing

Author : Hugh Stevens
ISBN : 9780521888448
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"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"--
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion To The Literature Of New York

Author : Bryan Waterman
ISBN : 9780521514712
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the international atmosphere of the Dutch colony New Amsterdam, through the expansion of the city in the nineteenth century, to its unique appeal to artists and writers in the twentieth, New York offers writers a unique perspective on American culture. This Companion explores the range of writing and performance in the city. Illustrated and featuring a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is the ideal guide for students of American literature as well as for all who love New York and its writers.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion To Erotic Literature

Author : Bradford K. Mudge
ISBN : 9781107184077
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 70.51 MB
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This Companion offers an introduction to key topics in the study of erotic literature from antiquity to the present.
Category: Literary Criticism

Queering The Underworld

Author : Scott Herring
ISBN : 9780226327921
Genre : Social Science
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At the start of the twentieth century, tales of “how the other half lives” experienced a surge in popularity. People looking to go slumming without leaving home turned to these narratives for spectacular revelations of the underworld and sordid details about the deviants who populated it. In this major rethinking of American literature and culture, Scott Herring explores how a key group of authors manipulated this genre to paradoxically evade the confines of sexual identification. Queering the Underworld examines a range of writers, from Jane Addams and Willa Cather to Carl Van Vechten and Djuna Barnes, revealing how they fulfilled the conventions of slumming literature but undermined its goals, and in the process, queered the genre itself. Their work frustrated the reader’s desire for sexual knowledge, restored the inscrutability of sexual identity, and cast doubt on the value of a homosexual subculture made visible and therefore subject to official control. Herring is persuasive and polemical in connecting these writers to ongoing debates about lesbian and gay history and politics, and Queering the Underworld will be widely read by students and scholars of literature, history, and sexuality.
Category: Social Science

The Cambridge Companion To The City In Literature

Author : Kevin R. McNamara
ISBN : 9781107028036
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion offers readers an accessible survey of the historical and symbolic relationships between literature and the city.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion To Gay And Lesbian Writing

Author : Hugh Stevens
ISBN : 9781139828468
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 44.85 MB
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In the last two decades, lesbian and gay studies have transformed literary studies and developed into a vital and influential area for students and scholars. This Companion introduces readers to the range of debates that inform studies of works by lesbian and gay writers and of literary representations of same-sex desire and queer identities. Each chapter introduces key concepts in the field in an accessible way and uses several important literary texts to illustrate how these concepts can illuminate our readings of them. Authors discussed range from Henry James, E. M. Forster and Gertrude Stein to Sarah Waters and Carol Ann Duffy. The contributors showcase the wide variety of approaches and theoretical frameworks that characterise this field, drawing on related themes of gender and sexuality. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this volume offers a stimulating introduction to the diversity of approaches to lesbian and gay literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Queer Theory

Author : Annamarie Jagose
ISBN : 9780814742341
Genre : Social Science
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This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.
Category: Social Science

The Cambridge Companion To Latina O American Literature

Author : John Morán González
ISBN : 9781107044920
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion presents key texts, authors, themes, and contexts of Latina/o literature and highlights its increasing significance in world literature.
Category: Literary Criticism