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Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South

Thomas F. Haddox

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225217
eISBN:
9780823236947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225217.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book charts what has been a largely unexplored literary landscape, looking at the work of such diverse writers as the gens de couleur libre poets of antebellum New Orleans, Kate ... More


Women's Life in the White Monastery Under Shenoute

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Lays out the narratives and explores the issues of various periods of crisis that prompted Shenoute's letters to the female monks. The issue themselves are wide ranging: Shenoute's exercise of power ... More


Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Holly Furneaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book offers a radically new reading of Dickens and his major works. It demonstrates that, rather than representing a largely conventional, conservative view of sexuality and gender, he presents ... More


The Friend in Cardenio, Double Falsehood, and Don Quixote

Huw Griffiths

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Double Falsehood is a story of love, but also of loss. Theobald’s play alters many details from the assumed source of the original, the Cardenio narrative in Cervantes’s Don ... More


Introduction Telling it Straight: Dickens in a Queer Context

Holly Furneaux

in Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the case of James Pratt and John Smith, who were convicted under a sodomy law only fully repealed in England in 1967. It then outlines main ... More


Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Alastair J. Minnis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Roman de la Rose by Jean de Meun was a major bestseller, largely due to its robust treatment of ‘natural’ sexuality. This book concentrates on the ways in which de Meun, in imitation of Ovid, ... More


Gide’s Anxiousness: Proserpine/Perséphone

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 explores the intersection between sexuality and religious belief as it shaped Gide’s interpretation of the myth of Persephone. Gide’s interest in this myth is related to his feeling of ... More


The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Vincent Woodard

Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Scholars of U.S. and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. This book takes the enslaved person's claims of human consumption ... More


Signe d’estre malles: Genre, Gender, and the End of the Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the semantic cross-currents which complicate the ending of the poem Roman de la Rose, rendering closure impossible and consequently undermining the text's occasional aspirations ... More


Heterosexuality and its Discontents

Sylvia Huot

in Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines literary treatments of madness in connection with love and sexual desire, with a focus on the male heterosexual subject. Analyses trace the tension between erotic desire and ... More


Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c. 1550-1850

H. G. Cocks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226438665
eISBN:
9780226438832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438832.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed in a storm of fire and brimstone sent from heaven, as recorded in Genesis. The biblical story provided perhaps the most important reference point in ... More


Vulnerable Subjects: Amoret's Agony, Britomart's Battle for Chastity

Joseph Campana

in The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239108
eISBN:
9780823239146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239108.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

“The Legend of Chastity” and witness the culmination of Spenser's project of epic disarmament and of the reformation of heroic masculinity. In chapter five, I argue that the action of the Legend of ... More


Law, Society and Homosexuality in Classical Athens†

David Cohen

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Recent scholarship has succeeded in greatly advancing our understanding of ‘Greek homosexuality’. Kenneth Dover and Michel Foucault have argued that the modern dichotomisation of sexuality as ... More


“A Chain of Secret Influences”: Pater’s Disciples

Adam Parkes

in A Sense of Shock: The Impact of Impressionism on Modern British and Irish Writing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195383812
eISBN:
9780199896950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383812.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 extends the previous chapter’s inquiry into the relation between impressionist aesthetics and public discourse by considering problems of literary influence and homoeroticism in the ... More


Homoerotic Spectacle and the Monastic Body in Symeon the New Theologian

Derek Krueger

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Symeon the New Theologian (949–1022), arguably the most important Byzantine religious thinker between John of Damascus in the eighth century and Gregory Palamas in the ... More


Sexual Desire, Divine Desire; Or, Queering the Beguines

Amy Hollywood

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A number of literary and cultural scholars have recently turned to texts by or about women to uncover possible homoeroticism within the metaphoric structures of women's ... More


Introduction to Noh Lessons

Carrie J. Preston

in Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166508
eISBN:
9780231541541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Preston discusses her experience taking noh lessons from a professional actor in Tokyo and recounts how noh pedagogy challenged her notions of “good” teaching and learning. Western pedagogies are ... More


A Genealogy of Boys Love: The Gaze of the Girl and the Bishōnen Body in the Prewar Images of Takabatake Kashō

Barbara Hartley

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses the prehistory of Boys Love (BL) by analyzing the works of Taisho period (1912–1925) artist, Takabatake Kashō. The period saw significant economic and technological growth that ... More


Pater's Copernican Revolution: The Desiring, Dying Body

Kate Hext

in Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that in a radical reconfiguration of Kant's 'Copernican Revolution' Pater centres his individualism on the physical experience of the body. In Pater's works a sense of one's self ... More


“Going All the Way” “Fiesta” and “Maguey”

in In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734149
eISBN:
9780226734163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyzes the “Fiesta” and “Maguey” of Sergei Eisenstein's film ¡Que Viva Mexico!. It highlights the excessive detail in the film's imagery and its violent homoeroticism, and links its ... More


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