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Coda: Performing Conversion in an Early Modern Future

Stephen Wittek

in Performing Conversion: Cities, Theatre and Early Modern Transformations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474482721
eISBN:
9781474495844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482721.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers similarities between early modernity and the present era in terms of theatricality and practices of conversion. Examples of conversional practices from the past hundred years ... More


The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Tom Waidzunas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The Straight Line argues that scientific definitions of “sexual orientation” are not merely reflections of human nature, but emerged through a process of social negotiation involving opposing social ... More


Self-Portrait: From his memoir, Boy Erased

Garrard Conley (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In Self Portrait, an excerpt from his memoir, Boy Erased, Garrard Conley describes his preparation for attending the Love In Action (LIA) gay conversion therapy during his freshman year of college. A ... More


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