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Knowledge as Revolution and Revelation

Nicola Luckhurst

in Science and Structure in Proust's: A la recherche du temps perdu

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160021
eISBN:
9780191673740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160021.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins by considering the asymmetry of knowledge which characterizes the opposition between Sodom and Gomorrah. This analysis of the Proustian discourses on male and female sexuality in ... More


Around 1918: Gender Deviance, Wartime Nationalism, and Sexual Inversion on the Home Front

Deborah Cohler

in Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649754
eISBN:
9781452946009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649754.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter explores the British cultural anxieties and political instabilities during the Great War that produced the first widespread public linkages between representations of female masculinity ... More


“A more Splendid Citizenship”: Prewar Feminism, Eugenics, and Sex Radicals

Deborah Cohler

in Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649754
eISBN:
9781452946009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649754.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In the 1910s, birth control, free love, and male homosexuality appeared frequently as topics alongside women’s suffrage in the pages of the Dora Marsden’s Freewoman journal. Yet any significant ... More


Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Deborah Cohler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649754
eISBN:
9781452946009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649754.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In late nineteenth-century England, “mannish” women were considered socially deviant but not homosexual. A half-century later, such masculinity equaled lesbianism in the public imagination. How did ... More


Challenging the Limits of Sex: Envisioning New Gendered Subjectivities and Sexualities

Kirsten Leng

in Sexual Politics and Feminist Science: Women Sexologists in Germany, 1900-1933

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709302
eISBN:
9781501713248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709302.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Sexology opened up new ways of thinking about sexual subjectivity that challenged the male/female binary and its assumed heterosexuality. This chapter analyzes how Anna Rüling, Johanna Elberskirchen, ... More


The Making of Lesbian Sexuality

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that although the paradoxical—indeed paranoid—structure of fantasies about pornography and male homosexuality also applied to interwar female homosexuality, it is necessary to ... More


Boy-Girls and Girl-Boys: Postwar Lesbian Literary Representations

Deborah Cohler

in Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649754
eISBN:
9781452946009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649754.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter explores the textual and extratextual lives of three British novels, all published within a few months at the end of 1928, each of which takes female same-sex eroticism as its subject. ... More


Topsy-Turvydom: Gender, Sexuality, and the Problem of Categorization

Laura Doan

in Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001586
eISBN:
9780226001753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001753.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how gender historians and historians of sexuality each discuss World War I’s disruptive effects in bringing together large numbers of like-minded women in war work and the ... More


Of That I Know Many Examples…: On the Relationship of Greek Theory and Roman Practices in Karl Heinrich Ulrichs’s Writings on the Third Sex

Sebastian Matzner

in Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199689729
eISBN:
9780191814044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs’s developing thoughts on his ‘Uranian’ sexual identity crystallized in a series of pamphlets which constitute the first full-scale attempt to conceptualize same-sex desire in ... More


Lesbian Philology in Early Print Commentaries on Juvenal and Martial

Marc D. Schachter

in Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199689729
eISBN:
9780191814044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter on classical reception within the Renaissance considers a hitherto unexplored source for ideas about sex between women in early modernity: early print commentaries on Martial and ... More


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