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The Ascendency of the Erotic

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Caitanya was recognized among Vaiṣṇavas of Nadīyā as Gaura, Golden One. Locana Dāsa’s Caitanya maṅgala told how devotees developed an overt affection labeled gaura nāgara bhāva, while local poets ... More


Androgynous Gods in Archaic Rome

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the role of grammatical gender in daily religious experience by focusing on androgynous gods in ancient Rome. It shows that the grammatical gender of a god's name matches the ... More


The Prodigious Hermaphrodite

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the change in attitudes toward the human hermaphrodite that extant texts depict as occurring in the transition between the periods of the late Roman Republic and early Roman ... More


German Engineering: Duty, Performance, and the Track and Field Athlete

Erik N. Jensen

in Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395648
eISBN:
9780199866564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395648.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Track and field athletes broadcast the virtues of rationalization through the medium of a streamlined androgyny that suggested both maximum efficiency and the physical convergence of the sexes. Those ... More


Passive Resistance and Class in Lesbian Self-Making: Alev’s Story

Gul Ozyegin

in New Desires, New Selves: Sex, Love, and Piety among Turkish Youth

Published in print:
1937
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814762349
eISBN:
9780814762356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762349.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Alev is a lesbian and self-identified feminist in her early twenties. She employs what she calls "passive resistance" in her self-making vis-à-vis her family, who view homosexuality as an ... More


The Taijitu of Androgyny

William Ickes

in Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372953
eISBN:
9780199893317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372953.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The ancient Chinese symbol of the taijitu, which visually portrays the dynamic balance between the more feminine qualities of the yin and the more masculine qualities of the yang, finds a parallel in ... More


No Father in Heaven Androgyny and Polydeism

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Notions of the supernatural are what differentiate religious from secular belief systems. Given the importance that religious devotees accord their deities, this chapter looks at the gods and spirits ... More


Gender role adaptability

ANTHONY E. KEMP

in The Musical Temperament: Psychology and Personality of Musicians

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523628
eISBN:
9780191688973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523628.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter focuses on Bem's theory of psychological androgyny, which offers a way of perceiving gender roles that departs from the dichotomous nature of masculinity–femininity scales and suggests ... More


Johannes-libelli

ANNETTE VOLFING

in John the Evangelist and Medieval German Writing: Imitating the Inimitable

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246847
eISBN:
9780191714597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246847.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter deals with the Johannes-libelli: six hitherto unpublished manuscripts containing material relating to John (sermons, treatises, miracles, and translations of his texts), dating from the ... More


The Mignon Corpus: A Synoptic View

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter reviews the corpus as a whole and provides a frame for its understanding as a cultural phenomenon. It begins with the question of the collective identity of Mignon and her reincarnations ... More


Staging Androgyny

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on androgyny, embodied differently by Edo-period Kabuki onnagata and modern Takarazuka otokoyaku, whose gender performances constitute a type of strategic ambivalence: that is, ... More


Writing Fans

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the text-making activities of fans in the form of fan magazines and fan letters, and the imaginary but contingent worlds they conjure up, looking at the supposedly unorthodox ... More


“The Poor Are Different from You and Me”: Masculinity and Class in To Have and Have Not

Susan J. Wolfe

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter compares the novel's depiction of sexual difference to The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway's most-studied assessment of androgyny and gender confusion. Critics have argued repeatedly that ... More


Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Wendy Heller

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209336
eISBN:
9780520919341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209336.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera developed during a time when the position of women—their rights and freedoms, their virtues and vices, and even the most basic substance of their sexuality—was constantly debated. Many of these ... More


“Pale” Senta Female Sacrifice and the Desire for Heimat

John Deathridge

in Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Wagner was attracted to images of androgyny in opera. The image of androgyny, whether seen as a shifting balance of masculine and feminine features in a single figure, or as a symbol of unity between ... More


Male Androgyne: Engendering E/Masculation

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224180
eISBN:
9780823235377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224180.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses male androgyny, or the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics in Kabbalah. It also discusses divine syzygy and illicit sexuality through ... More


Desiring Queer, Negotiating Normal: Denise Ho (HOCC) Fandom before and after the Coming-Out

Eva Cheuk Yin Li

in Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter explores the entanglement between queer desires and struggles with normativities in fandoms through the case study of Denise Ho (a.k.a. HOCC) in Hong Kong. HOCC is one of the few ... More


The Loose-Leaf Diary

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In 1927, Woolf embarks on a two-and-a-half-year experiment with a loose-leaf diary, meant to catch more stray or “loose” thoughts. Her 1927 loose-leaf diary seems to plunge her into her creative ... More


Virginia Woolf Reads the Romantics

Davi Pinho

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A prised legacy handed down to modernists by British Romantics is the understanding that memory is the organising force of all human art, that childhood is the source of our imaginative powers, and ... More


Sex and Literary History in <i>Orlando</i>

Gaura Narayan

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

My paper examines Virginia Woolf's review of British history and literary heritage in Orlando (1828) which was published in the context of the scandal created by Radclyffe Hall's The Well of ... More


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