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Object-Love in the Later Writings of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Lana Lin

in Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects: Fractured Subjectivity in the Face of Cancer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277711
eISBN:
9780823280568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277711.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s little-known breast cancer advice column, “Off My Chest,” which she wrote from 1998 to 2003 for MAMM, a women’s cancer magazine, and A Dialogue on ... More


The Queer Afterlife of Billy Budd

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter returns to Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor: An Inside Narrative, acknowledging Eve Sedgwick’s designation of the novella as a foundational text for modern gay male identity. ... More


Introduction

Patrick R. Mullen

in The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction elaborates the key concepts of the book: homosexuality, value, and labor. It contextualizes the importance of these concepts for modern Irish history and culture. Furthermore, it ... More


The Gendered Gothic in Pardo Bazán's Los pazos de Ulloa

STEPHEN M. HART

in Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158868
eISBN:
9780191673399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158868.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The role of the Gothic and that of gender in Los pazos de Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bazán has been touched on by other critics; this chapter explores the connections between the two. At the risk of ... More


Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects: Fractured Subjectivity in the Face of Cancer

Lana Lin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277711
eISBN:
9780823280568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277711.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects examines the vulnerabilities of the human body, in particular how cancer disrupts feelings of bodily integrity and agency. Employing psychoanalytic and literary ... More


Progressive-Era Sexuality and the Nature of the Beast in Henry James

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Sedgwick argues that the discourse of sexuality shifted at the end of the nineteenth century from an emphasis on sexual acts to sexual identities. Sedgwick builds ... More


Queer Persistence: On Death, History, and Longing for Endings

Maia Kotrosits

in Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277513
eISBN:
9780823280483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277513.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

“What does it mean to live with HIV indefinitely, without knowing whether or not it will kill you?” Tim Dean writes, marking the changing timeline for HIV in the wake of new medical treatments. ... More


After Sedgwick: The Gordian Knot of the Great Paradigm Shift

Benjamin Kahan

in The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This afterword, “After Sedgwick: The Gordian Knot of the Great Paradigm Shift,” attempts to work through two fundamental impasses in the historiography of sexuality: (1) Does the invention of ... More


A history of pubic hair, or reviewers’ responses to Terry Eagleton's After Theory

Louise Tondeur

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Reviewers' responses to Terry Eagleton's After Theory have, in part, been concerned with a comment made in the introduction: ‘Not all students are blind to the Western narcissism involved in working ... More


Mirror: John Ashbery

Marta Figlerowicz

in Spaces of Feeling: Affect and Awareness in Modernist Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714221
eISBN:
9781501714245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a number of poems by John Ashbery. Ashbery’s poetry explores doubts about lyric expression’s dependence on its audience that are analogous to those voiced by Plath and Stevens. ... More


Using Racine in 1990; or, translating theatre in time

Denis Flannery

in Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads Alan Hollinghurst's translations of Jean Racine (1639-1699), with particular emphasis on his 1990 translation of Racine's Bajazet (1672). It connects Hollinghurst's translations of ... More


Introduction: Modernism and Affect

Julie Taylor

in Modernism and Affect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693252
eISBN:
9781474412346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693252.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the role of affect, emotion, and sentiment in modernism and modernist literary criticism. Challenging the assumption that modernism represents a flight from ... More


Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low

C. Riley Snorton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677962
eISBN:
9781452948010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677962.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Since the early 2000s, the phenomenon of the “down low”—black men who have sex with men as well as women and do not identify as gay, queer, or bisexual—has exploded in news media and popular culture, ... More


Spatializing Economic Concerns

Gerda Roelvink

in Building Dignified Worlds: Geographies of Collective Action

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816676170
eISBN:
9781452954240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676170.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues for a broadening of the horizons of research to include documentary film representations of peoples, things, and issues of concern. It analyses the performative geography of two ... More


Between (Polyamorous) Men: Polyqueer Homosocial Bonds in The Other Man

Mimi Schippers

in Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479801596
eISBN:
9781479895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The author revisits Eve Sedgwick’s conceptualization of homosocial bonding between men as theoretically developed in Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire by analyzing a ... More


The Tragic and the Ordinary

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Through a discussion of the moral realism of George Eliot in relation to British psychoanalysis of the twentieth century, and the work of D. W. Winnicott in particular, this chapter demonstrates that ... More


Silvan S. Tomkins’s Affect Theory

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A discussion of the work of Silvan S. Tomkins, who helped reinvigorate the study of the emotions in the 1960s by proposing a new theory of affect. Through the twin influences of Darwin and the new ... More


In the Middle of Life: The Vicissitudes of Moral Time

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the specific challenges that cognitive science and social psychology pose to those literary concepts and modes that are grounded in traditional moral understandings of selfhood ... More


Theorizing Victorian Marriage

Talia Schaffer

in Romance's Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190465094
eISBN:
9780190465117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465094.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 1 develops the theoretical claims behind the argument for familiar marriage, using psychological and anthropological research. It defines the terms “familiar marriage” and “romantic marriage” ... More


Introduction: Love, Sex, Politics

Andrew J. Counter

in The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

The Introduction explores the idea of a supposed ‘unrationalized coexistence’ of competing sexual and political mores under the Restoration, some holdovers from the Ancien Régime, others peculiar to ... More


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