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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


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


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


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