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The Degenerate in Falling Slowly (1998)

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/9781789620597.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Silence and rereading are key discursive practices of Miriam and Beatrice Sharpe, the sister protagonists of Falling Slowly. Their forms of absence and excess cause critics to herald the decline of ... More


Introduction: Queer Universes

Wendy Gay Pearson, Veronica Hollinger, and Joan Gordon

in Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311352
eISBN:
9781846313882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313882.001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introductory chapter discusses how the topic of sexuality is influenced according to gender, race, class, nationality and religion. The chapter cites examples of queer relationships based on the ... More


Queering Orientalism

Waïl S Hassan

in Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199792061
eISBN:
9780199919239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Ramzi Salti relates homophobia and gender discrimination to the critique of colonialism, while Rabih Alameddine focuses on the predicament of AIDS victims and satirizes the sources of American ... More


Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Nicole Seymour

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037627
eISBN:
9780252094873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037627.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book investigates the ways in which contemporary queer fictions offer insight on environmental issues through their performance of a specifically queer understanding of nature, the nonhuman, and ... More


Alien Cryptographies: The View from Queer

Wendy Gay Pearson (ed.)

in Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311352
eISBN:
9781846313882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313882.002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the social acceptance of gays and lesbians in history and how the queer subject is represented in literature. This chapter also suggests a range of strategies in which queer ... More


Queers, Gals, Chaps, Chicks, and Lads

Emma Parker

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines queer fiction. Although various in form, these stories share common concerns. They question the naturalness of binaries such as masculinity and femininity, maleness and ... More


‘And How Many Souls Do You Have?’: Technologies of Perverse Desire and Queer Sex in Science Fiction Erotica

Patricia Melzer

in Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311352
eISBN:
9781846313882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313882.009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks into the science fiction erotica collection edited by Cecilia Tan. The series of anthologies illustrates how technology plays a role in the transfiguration of genders and ... More


Towards a Queer Genealogy of SF

Wendy Gay Pearson

in Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311352
eISBN:
9781846313882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313882.005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter investigates the potential for constructing a queer genealogy of science fiction and argues that if we focus on the ways in which much queer work relies on various attempts to examine ... More


Reading behind the lines: Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction

Natasha Alden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719088933
eISBN:
9781781706367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088933.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study applies the concept of postmemory, developed in Holocaust studies, to novels by contemporary British writers. The first monograph-length study of postmemory in British fiction, it focuses ... More


Waiting for the Barbarians: Science Fiction

Mark Storey

in Time and Antiquity in American Empire: Roma Redux

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198871507
eISBN:
9780191914409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871507.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The final chapter moves to the future-oriented narratives of American science fiction, broadly conceived as a mode of representation committed to the imagination of alternative lifeworlds. The ... More


Sexuality, Allegory and Interpretation: E. M. Forster’s Maurice and Damon Galgut’s Arctic Summer

Howard J. Booth

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of E.M. Forster's 'Maurice'

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621808
eISBN:
9781800341265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621808.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Both Damon Galgut’s Arctic Summer and E. M. Forster’s Maurice explore success achieved in the face of society’s hostility to homosexuality. This chapter addresses both novels in terms of allegory and ... More


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