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In Session: Forensic Epic 1830–1840

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In its 1820–40 efflorescence, the poetic closet drama staked out a space that renewed epic also made its own during the heyday of British national Reform. Literalizing poetic ‘argument’ into debate, ... More


Israel

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers how one might treat Israel's nuclear posture, given that it is a posture comprising capabilities that have never been confirmed. Israel is the world's oldest closet nuclear ... More


Horizons of the Masque

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows that mid‐ and late‐ seventeenth‐century booksellers' catalogues designate public theatrical masques, Interregnum closet pieces, and Restoration operas as “masques.” Masques were ... 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


Writing Against Slavery: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Judie Newman

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the strategies which Harriet Beecher Stowe mobilized from her religious background in order to further the abolitionist cause. In Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) revivalist and ... More


Final Profile

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Carnets and their author are both representative of their period and milieu and of something more personal. Joseph Joubert refuses to be pinned down and conveniently defined by portraits of him ... More


The Complexity of Moral Psychology

Nomy Arpaly

in Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195152043
eISBN:
9780199785780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152042.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores some complexities of moral life that have not received due attention, but should be of interest to moral psychologists. It presents a collection of cases in which phenomena that ... More


‘Above a Theatre and Beyond a Throne’: Cavendish, Philips, and the Potency of Feminized Retreat

Hero Chalmers

in Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273270
eISBN:
9780191706356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273270.003.03
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter points out Cavendish and Philips's shared concern with feminized spaces of retreat or interiority, arguing that these participate in the Interregnum royalist impetus to represent the ... More


Bookend for an Era

John Ibson

in The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The Mourning After closes with a provocative interpretation of the content and continuing popularity of John Knowles’s 1959 novel A Separate Peace. Much like Knowles himself, whose queer sexuality ... More


Lyric: ‘Where's my Snare?’: Eminem and Sylvia Plath: Approach: Psychoanalytic Criticism

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Released in 2002, Eminem’s song ‘Cleanin’ Out My Closet’ signals itself as a child’s rebellion in its title by alluding to the common parental demand to clean up private space in the family home and ... More


A Pathetic State of Affairs: Brokeback Mountain and Melodrama

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Brokeback Mountain's relationship to melodrama. Melodrama would seem to respond well to queer theory's recent turn to a politics of negative feeling. As this chapter argues, ... More


A French Connection: Modernist Codes in the Musical Closet

Nadine Hubbs

in The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241848
eISBN:
9780520937956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241848.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter analyzes the connection between musical desire and queer desire, and musical identity and queer identity. It suggests that recognizing the so-called musicosexual “closet codes” and their ... More


Hélène Cixous’ subject of love

Sal Renshaw

in The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069604
eISBN:
9781781702956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069604.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter highlights sexual difference, the history of sexual difference and how sexual difference can and might be lived in the future. The significance of Cixous's deployment of language, the ... More


Trapped in the Epistemological Closet

C. Riley Snorton

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677962
eISBN:
9781452948010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677962.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the glass closet and ignorance can function in tandem with one another in relation to the down low—a phenomenon in which black men engage in sex with both men and women even ... More


Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

Abigail C. Saguy

in Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190931650
eISBN:
9780190931698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931650.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces the origin of the term coming out to gay men in pre–World War II urban communities, who spoke of coming out into gay society. It recounts how, by the 1970s, coming out had become ... More


Coming Out of Glass Closets

Abigail C. Saguy

in Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190931650
eISBN:
9780190931698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931650.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses coming out as fat. It shows how fat lesbian feminists, who were already steeped in talk of coming out as lesbian, first extrapolated from that experience to talk of coming out ... More


Uncloseting Drama: Modernism's Queer Theatres

Nick Salvato

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155396
eISBN:
9780300160178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this elegant book, modernism is illuminated through little-known but striking works by Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and others who revived the “closet drama”—plays written largely for private ... More


Visions of Queer Martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman

Dominic Janes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226250618
eISBN:
9780226250755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250755.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book explores the British cultural tradition of queer martyrdom that originated in the Roman and Anglican Catholic Revivals of the nineteenth century. As a devotional practice this centred on the ... 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: “Half In and Half Out”

Nick Salvato

in Uncloseting Drama: Modernism's Queer Theatres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155396
eISBN:
9780300160178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155396.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter identifies the central feature of closet drama as its undecided—and undecidable—relationship to performance. Like the visionary Saint Therese in Stein's Four Saints in Three ... More


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