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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


Pedro Almodóvar: Spain’s Enfant Terrible

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ch. 1 describes the career of Almodovar, Europe’s most Influential director, in terms of four phases, from flamboyant bad boy to director of mature melodramas to the maker of four consecutive ... More


“An Eternal Weight of Glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17): Discipline and Devotion in Monastic Life

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter studies the texts that served as guidelines for monastic life at Karlburg and Kitzingen during the eighth century, before the rise of prescriptive rules (such as the Rule of Benedict) in ... More


“Through a Glass Darkly” (1 Corinthians 13:12): Textual Transmission and Historical Representation as Feminist Strategies in Early Medieval Europe

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Religious Women showed how the books produced by the scriptoria of Karlburg and Kitzingen reflected the feminist consciousness of both communities by defending consecrated women’s integration into ... More


‘Illegal’ Forms of Asceticism

Aideen M. Hartney

in Gruesome Deaths and Celibate Lives: Christian Martyrs and Ascetics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675426
eISBN:
9781781380567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675426.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses unconventional forms of asceticism. These include wandering monks who were seen as a threat to the local, more conventional church authorities; transvestite asceticism — women ... More


Men Trapped in Women’s Clothing: Homosexuality, Cross-Dressing, and Masculinity in Fiji

Geir Henning Presterudstuen

in Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838829
eISBN:
9780824869489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the processes of gendered self-identification among non-heteronormative ethnic Fijian men in contemporary Fiji, with particular emphasis on their ambiguous relationship to ... More


“It’s Mutual Attraction”: Transvestites and the Risk of HIV Transmission in Urban Papua

Jack Morin

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on Papuan waria—men who dress as women and identify themselves as women—and their risk of HIV transmission. The prevalence of violence and coercion in the lives of waria brings ... More


Women in the Manning of the Army: Wives’ and Sweethearts’ Roles in Recruitment and Retention

Jennine Hurl-Eamon

in Marriage and the British Army in the Long Eighteenth Century: 'The Girl I Left Behind Me'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681006
eISBN:
9780191761362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681006.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Military History

Historians have only seen women’s negative impact on recruitment and retention, led by contemporary depictions of wives tempting husbands to desert and fighting press gangs, but there are hidden ways ... More


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