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Queer Bodies and Subaltern Spectators: Guerrilla Theater, Hollywood Melodrama, and the Filipino (American) Novel

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter considers two novels by the Filipino American authors Jessica Hagedorn and Ninotchka Rosca. Hagedorn's Dogeaters and Rosca's State of War focus upon anti-dictatorial revolutions in the ... More


Contesting the Ascetic Language of Eros: Textual Fluidity in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles

Kim Haines-Eitzen

in The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195171297
eISBN:
9780199918140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles use a particularly charged erotic language in the service of an ascetic message. Scholars have long found commonalities between these early Christian “novels” and ... More


Transvestism, Transformation, and Text: Cross-dressing and Gender Roles in Double Falsehood/The History of Cardenio

Lori Leigh

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/9780199641819.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the cross-dressing role for the female character Violante in Double Falsehood, based on episodes in Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote, and asks whether this heroine’s theatrical ... More


Redressing the Big House: Paradise and Sirena Selena

Elizabeth Christine Russ

in The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377156
eISBN:
9780199869480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377156.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

At first glance, the novels featured in Chapter Six—Paradise (1998), by Toni Morrison, and Sirena Silena vestida de pena (Sirena Selena, 2000), by Mayra Santos-Febres—would seem to have little to do ... More


Stunning Males and Powerful Females: Gender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance

Christina Sunardi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038952
eISBN:
9780252096914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038952.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

In east Javanese dance traditions like Beskalan and Ngremo, musicians and dancers negotiate gender through performances where males embody femininity and females embody masculinity. This book ... More


Visible Women: Painted Masks and Tragic Aesthetics

EDITH HALL

in The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the frequent comparison of figures in tragedy, especially women, with painted or sculpted artworks. It argues that these comparisons were stimulated by the transvestite ... More


Insane Saints

Sergey A. Ivanov and Simon Franklin

in Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272518
eISBN:
9780191709746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272518.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The first tale dedicated specifically to a fake fool in a cenobitic monastery is the legend of a ‘mad’ nun who turns out to be the only saint in the nunnery. This ‘Cinderella’ is initially depicted ... More


Competing Cultures of Masculinity: When Thai Transgender Bodies Go Through Muay Thai

Stéphane Rennesson

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the factors that have led to the national success of a number of male-to-female (m-t-f) transvestite kathoey Muay Thai boxers in Thailand. It considers the apparently ... More


The Marvel of Peru

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the adventures of the Lieutenant Nun Doña Catalina de Erauso, who cross-dressed her way out of a Spanish convent and into the New World, what we read, what we find, is a version of ourselves. ... More


Dressed to Kill (1980)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that key scenes that display female sexuality and its associated guilt and violence in Dressed to Kill (1980) are searing, coherent, and personal explorations by De Palma of ... More


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