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Eros, Rhythm

Thomas Baldwin

in Roland Barthes: The Proust Variations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620016
eISBN:
9781789623734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620016.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In view of Barthes’s suggestion in 1972 that his semiological fantasy has given way to the solicitations of a ‘theory of the signifier, of the literary erotic’, Chapter Two provides further evidence ... More


Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

Susan G. Davis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042614
eISBN:
9780252051456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042614.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Born into a poor Jewish family, folklorist Gershon Legman (1917-99) made an independent career for himself in the study of erotic literature and obscene folklore. The book is the first full biography ... More


Seditious Obscenities

Jonathan E. Abel

in Redacted: The Archives of Censorship in Transwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520273344
eISBN:
9780520953406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273344.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The fourth chapter considers censorship as a major link between the censors’ primary categories, sedition and obscenity, and two popular literary categories in 1920s Japan, erotic and proletarian ... More


Introduction: The Limits of the Possible

Wendy Beth Hyman

in Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837510
eISBN:
9780191874154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837510.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Introduction, “The Limits of the Possible,” presents the problems with the conventional reading of carpe diem invitation poetry as a low-stakes, playful mode. These poems’ pretext of erotic ... More


Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Wendy Beth Hyman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837510
eISBN:
9780191874154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837510.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry examines the limits of embodiment, knowledge, and representation at disregarded nexus: the erotic carpe diem poem in early modern ... More


A Hymn to Copulation

Rachel Hope Cleves

in Unspeakable: A Life beyond Sexual Morality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226733531
eISBN:
9780226733678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226733678.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Between 1921 and 1933, Norman Douglas published ten original works and at least six repackaged editions of formerly published essays. Many of his works were on erotic themes, including a reference ... More


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