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Glossaries of Sexuality

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

The earliest glossaries of gay slang were produced by psychiatrists trying to improve communication with their patients or to develop a diagnostic tool. Later glossaries offer keys to the secret ... More


Elizabeth Bishop's Art

Peter Robinson

in Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273256
eISBN:
9780191706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores loss in Elizabeth Bishop's poetry and asks how her art may have helped her manage loss. The poet's orphaned childhood, her lesbianism, alcoholism, and her life in Brazil are ... More


Sex Radical Challenges to Marriage

Christina Simmons

in Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

White and African American sex radicals in the 1910s, mostly leftists, feminists, and bohemians, rejected Victorian mores, proclaimed the goodness of sex, and labeled sexual repression damaging. They ... More


Elizabeth Bishop: The Secret Life of a Poet

LINDA ANDERSON

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Elizabeth Bishop displayed little enthusiasm for attempts to connect the writer's work to his or her life. She could well have feared and resented the possibility that sexual revelations (lesbianism) ... More


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


Pass as a Woman, Act like a Man: Marie-Antoinette as Tribade in the Pornography of the French Revolution

Elizabeth Colwill

in Homosexuality in Modern France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093032
eISBN:
9780199854493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093032.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the representation of Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, as tribade in pornography during the French Revolution. Pornographic pamphlets depicted the queen with an unusual range ... More


Lesbianism among Indonesian Women Migrants in Hong Kong1

Amy Sim

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter deals with lesbianism among Indonesian migrant women in Hong Kong. It explores the nexus of sexuality shaped through practices and ideologies embedded in nationalistic and patriarchal ... More


Orientations: Female-Female and Male-Male Eros in Dialogue

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter historicizes queer theory’s insight that lesbianism is often linked to a problem of representation by focusing on links between questions of reading and Platonic-inflected female-female ... More


Via crucis, via lucis: Cambridge, France, and London 1916–1928

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter recounts the last twelve years of Harrison's life: the demoralizing return to Cambridge at the end of the war; the Cambridge campaign to confer degrees on women (and the resulting ... More


‘My Blundering Way of Learning’: Murry's Still Life

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter situates Murry's first novel, Still Life, within the frameworks of his friendship with D.H. and Frieda Lawrence and his intimate relationship with Katherine Mansfield. It discusses the ... More


Lesbian Identities: Concepts and Issues

Laura S. Brown

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Over the years, various concepts of lesbianism have been studied, documented, and critiqued across cultures. However, the appointment of a universal definition is continually being contemplated by ... 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


Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Thomas Hubbard (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The most important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome have been translated into modern, explicit English and collected together in this sourcebook. Covering an extensive ... More


Lesbian Desire in Film: Coming to Terms

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book investigates the traces and spaces of lesbian desire in a large corpus of films directed by both male and female directors, mainly from France. Spanning the period 1936–2002, the corpus ... More


Mad Girls: Pathology

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines pathology, or lesbianism, as sickness. The discursive shift from condemning lesbians as sinful to certifying them as ill was largely prompted by the birth of sexology in the ... More


Girls on Top: Sapphology

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on certain filmic moments that may provide less limiting perspectives on inter-female desire – or may, indeed, herald a new ‘science’ of lesbianism – what is termed sapphology. ... More


Sexual Pre-Texts

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

People in Somalia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, and other parts of Africa believe that an oversized or an unexcised clitoris is an obstruction to coitus, while masturbation is an avoidance ... More


Butterfly Kiss: The Contagious Kiss of Becoming-Lesbian

Chrysanthi Nigianni

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634040
eISBN:
9780748652563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634040.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines lesbianism through a schizoanalytic framework. It explains the schizoanalytic thinking that conceives of lesbianism as becoming-lesbian, a schizophrenic process which ... More


Of priests and prophets

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. The back cover of the 1990 Pandora Press edition described Oranges as the ‘touching and humorous account of an unusual ... More


Homosexuality in the action film

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Using Bad Boys II, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Alexander, Spider-Man 3 and 300 as illustrative case studies, this chapter maps out homosexuality's status as both structuring presence and structuring ... More


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