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Authorizing Pleasure: male-male Sexuality in Edo-Period popular discourse

Gregory M. Pflugfelder

in Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520209091
eISBN:
9780520940871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209091.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the Edo-period, for the Japanese, “homosexuality” was an unfamiliar and unimaginable concept. People of this era never engaged in sexual practices with nor experienced erotic desires toward ... More


Writing, Masculinity, and Sexual Desire

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explores the links between erotic desire and writing in Hebrew fiction. It examines Uri Nissan Gnessin's first novella Ha-tzida (“Sideways,” and Yosif Chaim Brenner's short novel, ... More


“I Resist It No Longer”: Thérèse Philosophe and the Compulsions of Enlightened Literary Materialism

Natania Meeker

in Voluptuous Philosophy: Literary Materialism in the French Enlightenment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226962
eISBN:
9780823240944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226962.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The philosophical Thérèse, eponymous heroine of the novel commonly attributed to the marquis d'Argens, brings to vivid life the joys of materialist doctrine as an incitement to erotic expression. She ... More


Introduction: Desire in recent theology

Sam Hole

in John of the Cross: Desire, Transformation, and Selfhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198863069
eISBN:
9780191895593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863069.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter introduces the work. Four interconnected aspects of John’s thought constitute, it is suggested, a bold and sophisticated account of desire that may enrich current research and ... More


Eros Veiled? Configuring Women's Desires

in Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226811383
eISBN:
9780226811376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter interprets the standard contemporary accounts of women's erotic desire and pleasure by exploring prominent, contradictory Western accounts. Mark Johnson and Gale Weiss offered a way to ... More


Men, Desires, and Self-Control

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241923
eISBN:
9780520931138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241923.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter revolves around a different sort of power struggle between a man and his own desires or appetites. It seems that concerns about yielding to erotic desire and other pleasures were ... More


The Sexual Turn in Modernist Fiction of Fin de Siècle Europe

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The issues of sexuality and gender roles became prevalent during the fin de siècle and in subsequent years, during which period Hebrew and Yiddish writers explored the ways that erotic desire played ... More


Take a Break from Feminism?

Janet Halley

in Gender and Human Rights

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260911
eISBN:
9780191698699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260911.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

As a result of the challenge posed by Gayle Rubin based on the assumption of how feminism should be perceived as a privileged site in terms of sexuality, members of feminist and leftist groups in the ... More


Ovid and the Styles of Adaptation in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Goran Stanivukovic

in Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474430067
eISBN:
9781474476973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430067.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Two Gentlemen of Verona heralds the beginning of Shakespeare’s long-lasting appropriations of Ovid in his drama and poetry. This chapter analyzes the stylistic resonance of Ovid’s Heroides in ... More


The Skin of the System and the DIN of the System: A Poetics of Sovereignty and System

in The Skin of the System: On Germany's Socialist Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762472
eISBN:
9780804772488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762472.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines socialist ontology by focusing on East German literature—in particular, the life and work of the socialist author Franz Fühmann. It discusses the contrast between indexical ... More


Faulkner, Marcuse, and Erotic Power

Michael Zeitlin

in Faulkner's Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735604
eISBN:
9781621033318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735604.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the political and economic dimensions of William Faulkner’s erotic desire. It suggests that Faulkner’s public discourses in the years following the publication of The Portable ... More


Contemporary Dreaming: Secular Spirituality and Revelatory Truth

Gananath Obeyesekere

in The Awakened Ones: Phenomenology of Visionary Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153621
eISBN:
9780231527309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153621.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines lucid dreaming, the most interesting of the contemporary Euro-American obsessions with dreams. Lucid dreaming provides a kind of escape from the world of everyday reality into ... More


Cultural Studies Between Heaven and Earth: Beyond the Puritan Pedagogy of The Scarlet Letter

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests that vestiges of a Catholic imagination may be discerned in classic works of American literature authored by Protestants, and in particular, the most canonical novel of all, ... More


Aphra Behn (1640–1689)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

One of the first English women to make her living by writing, Aphra Behn took revolutionary inspiration from libertinism. In 1663, Behn traveled to Suriname, using her experience there to write the ... More


‘Who wouldn’t want a body like that?’: Masculinity, Muscularity and Male Audiences for the Films of Sylvester Stallone

Ian Huffer

in The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169813
eISBN:
9780231850643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169813.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how male audiences view Sylvester Stallone's body in relation to masculinity. A 2001 survey regarding Stallone's representation of masculinity showed that the star's body ... More


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