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In the Beginning: American Boyhood and the Life Stories of Gay Men

Bertram J. Cohler

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the impact of the American “boy code” from the boy books of the 19th century to the present time on the current representations of boyhood in the accounts of men ... More


André’s Masked Pleasures

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/9780199730162.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines how Gide revolutionized the expression of male same-sex desire in the writing strategies he developed for the narcissus plucking moment in Perséphone. In his treatise on ... More


Unorthodox Desire: The Anonymous Life of Euphrosyne and the Colloquies of Ælfric Bata

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The final chapter then analyses at length the anonymous Life of Euphrosyne, which, although exhibiting some of the anxieties we find in Ælfric's work, is more open about the possibility of same‐sex ... More


Introduction

Wenqing Kang

in Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Discussing male same-sex relations in China during the first half of the twentieth century entailes using the wide vocabulary that is often seen in translated literary works, sexological writings, ... More


‘It is impossible to be gentler’: The Homoerotics of Nursing in Victorian Culture

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/9780199566099.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores Dickens's strategic queer use of nursing, an intensely eroticized practice in his culture. It suggests that Dickens's career long preoccupation with the gentle, often nursing, ... More


(Re)Discovering Same-Sex Love: Ranpo and the Creation of Queer History

Jeffrey Angles

in Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bish nen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669691
eISBN:
9781452947037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669691.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter traces the relationships Edogawa Ranpo forged in his search to better understand male–male desire. It explores Ranpo’s decision to write about same-sex desire in non-fictional essays. ... 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


Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Linnell Secomb

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book introduces historical and contemporary philosophical reflections on love. It brings together philosophy with cultural analysis to provide an account of conventional theories of love as well ... More


Listening for Female Same-Sex Desire

Carrie Hamilton

in Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics, and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835197
eISBN:
9781469601885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882511_hamilton.11
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter is located at the crossroads of oral history and the history of female same-sex desire. It opens with a series of excerpts from interviews with Cuban women who have relationships with ... More


Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bish nen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature

Jeffrey Angles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669691
eISBN:
9781452947037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Despite its centuries-long tradition of literary and artistic depictions of love between men, around the fin-de siècle Japanese culture began to portray same-sex desire as immoral. This textlooks at ... More


Queering Heterosexualities?: Metrosexuals and Sexually Fluid Straight Women

James Joseph Dean

in Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762752
eISBN:
9780814785812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762752.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter highlights queered and nonnormative heterosexualities among the Black and White straight men and women. Bringing a queer studies perspective to bear on the narratives of the straight ... More


Epilogue: Same-Sex Affairs in the Pacific Northwest: 1912 and After

Peter Boag

in Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236042
eISBN:
9780520930698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236042.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Many men implicated in the 1912 scandal quickly departed Portland during the pandemonium that followed Benjamin Trout's confession, but most eventually did appear before some level of the Oregon ... More


With Only a Trace: Same-Sex Sexual Desire and Violence on Slave Plantations, 1607–1865

Jim Downs

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter investigates the question of same-sex desire, intimacy, and violence among enslaved men in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and rethinks the definition and meaning of evidence. It ... More


Tropes of yearning and dissent: the inflection of desire in Yvonne Vera and Tsitsi Dangarembga1

Elleke Boehmer

in Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter extends the discussion of the interrelationship of gender and nation into an area rarely mentioned if not taboo in discourses both colonial and post-colonial, namely, the same-sex desire ... More


‘The languor which I had long felt began to display itself in my countenance’ Vampires, lesbians and masturbators

Diane Mason

in The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077142
eISBN:
9781781701089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the relationship between Laura, the narrator, and Carmilla, her vampire predator, in the supernatural tale, ‘Carmilla’, by J.S. Le Fanu (1871–72). It examines the way in which ... More


Before Wilde: Sex between Men in Britain's Age of Reform

Charles Upchurch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258532
eISBN:
9780520943582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258532.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines changing perceptions of sex between men in early Victorian Britain, a significant yet surprisingly little explored period in the history of Western sexuality. Looking at the ... More


Conclusion: Postwar Legacies

Jeffrey Angles

in Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bish nen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669691
eISBN:
9781452947037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669691.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This concluding chapter explores the engagements with the subject of male homoeroticism in the postwar period. Edogawa Ranpo did not write openly about love between men in the postwar period. ... More


Homomusical Communities: production

Judith A. Peraino

in Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215870
eISBN:
9780520921740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215870.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter explores the role of discs and tapes in constructing, transforming, and organizing queer identities during the 1970s, focusing on two recorded repertories that are women's music produced ... More


Family Matters Affect, Authority, and the Codification of Hindi Cinema

Sangita Gopal

in Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226304250
eISBN:
9780226304274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304274.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Historically, Hindi cinema has always been obsessed with love, in particular in the challenges and fortunes that the courting couple encounter during their struggle. The romantic duet often presented ... More


Social Modernism and Male Homosexuality in Postwar London

Richard Hornsey

in The Spiv and the Architect: Unruly Life in Postwar London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653140
eISBN:
9781452946139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653140.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides a background to Britain’s efforts in reorganizing everyday space and time within postwar London, focusing on the dominant projections of social order, and the ... More


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