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The Gentle Man's Queer Touch: Reparative Masculinities

Holly Furneaux

in Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Dickens's same-sex nursing narratives draw on a wider eroticization of nursing to enhance their homoerotic suggestiveness. Such tender, restorative contact provides a crucial balance to instances in ... More


Ruling Passion: James Joyce, Roger Casement, and the Drama of Universal Love

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/9780199746699.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Joyce’s inscription of Roger Casement in the “Cyclops” episode of Ulysses. In particular, it argues that Joyce figures through Casement both a complex critique of British ... More


Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Boys Love (or simply BL) has emerged as a mainstream genre in manga, anime, and games for girls and young women. This genre was first developed in Japan in the early 1970s by a group of female ... More


God’s Phallus: The Refusal of Public Engagement

Laurie L. Patton

in Who Owns Religion?: Scholars and Their Publics in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226649344
eISBN:
9780226676036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676036.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the most unusual controversy in the group of case studies, that of Howard Schwartz. Schwartz wrote two mildly controversial works involving Freudian analysis, although neither ... More


Kālī’s Child: The Challenge of Secret Publics

Laurie L. Patton

in Who Owns Religion?: Scholars and Their Publics in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226649344
eISBN:
9780226676036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676036.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the “sexual offenses” in Jeffrey Kripal's work. In Kālī's Child dated 1995, Kripal argues that homoerotic perspectives were influential in the Hindu saint Ramakrishna's ... More


Families of Choice: Homoerotic Intermarriage and Sibling Triangulation

Holly Furneaux

in Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Throughout his career Dickens was fascinated by the limitations of the family as defined and formed by marriage and reproduction. He consistently explores alternative domestic spaces and bonds. This ... More


Homotropics: Queer Travels and New Homelands

Holly Furneaux

in Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers a detailed look at the limitations to the domestic accommodation of queer desires, investigating the homoerotic possibilities of overseas locales. It explores those desires that ... More


‘It is impossible to be gentler’: The Homoerotics of Nursing in Victorian Culture

Holly Furneaux

in Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores Dickens's strategic queer use of nursing, an intensely eroticized practice in his culture. It suggests that Dickens's career long preoccupation with the gentle, often nursing, ... More


Mignon’s Modern and Postmodern Survivals

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mignon’s fortunes in the twentieth century are explored in this chapter primarily through works in which she passes over the threshold of sexual maturity and encounters exploitation and corruption, ... More


The Aesthete in A Misalliance (1986)

Peta Mayer

in Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality and the Queer Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620597
eISBN:
9781789629927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620597.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter mobilises key nineteenth-century aestheticist motifs to render a Sapphic lesbian homoerotic in A Misalliance. Protagonist Blanche Vernon’s nympholepsy is related to the text’s sensual ... More


Writing Fans

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the text-making activities of fans in the form of fan magazines and fan letters, and the imaginary but contingent worlds they conjure up, looking at the supposedly unorthodox ... More


Gazing at the Garden of Your Beauty: Love in the Garden

Fatemeh Keshavarz

in Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on the garden imagery as a central trope in Sa’di’s work. The image of the garden is analysed as a reflection of the human inner blooming brought about by love. Love’s variety ... More


Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Adolescents

Ritch C. Savin-williams

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Cases of lesbianism, homosexuality, and bisexuality can be traced back to the pre-adolescence and adolescence stage of development. Psychological research not only increases our knowledge and ... More


One Soul Versus One Flesh: Friendship, Marriage, and the Puritan Self

Thomas H. Luxon

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Bunyan's rejection of the female body in terms of its resonance with classical idealization of homoerotic friendship between males and the concomitant relegation of the ... More


Homosexuality in the action film

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Using Bad Boys II, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Alexander, Spider-Man 3 and 300 as illustrative case studies, this chapter maps out homosexuality's status as both structuring presence and structuring ... More


Here Aphrodite Is Not: Achilles in Scyros

Jennifer Ingleheart

in Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198819677
eISBN:
9780191859991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819677.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Bainbrigge’s closet drama is explored from a number of perspectives. These include its debt to Victorian classical burlesques, and responses to other versions of the myth of Achilles, including ... More


Traces, Specks, and Glimmers: Regulating Same-sex Attractions

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The early cinema of attractions evidences a capacity for generating unruly and multivalent forms of erotic attraction and visual pleasure, even as it also registers transformations in sexual ... More


Queer Character: A Florida Enchantment’s Ambivalent Sexual Motivations

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers early cinema’s sexuality effects through a case study of the representation of sexual inversion and lesbian desire in the sex-change comedy A Florida Enchantment (dir. Sydney ... More


Looking Backward: Loïe Fuller and the Virtual Erotics of Spectatorship

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on an expanded visual archive that is emblematic of the intermediality of early cinema: the electric light dance performances of late-nineteenth-century celebrity Loïe Fuller and ... More


Stoic Erôs—Is There Such a Thing?

Christopher Gill

in Erôs in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605507
eISBN:
9780191745928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter re-examines the evidence for Stoic thinking on erôs, considered especially in relation to the Platonic view of ideal love. The Stoic account is more inclusive than Plato’s in allowing ... More


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