Before Pornography: Erotic Writing in Early Modern England

Before Pornography: Erotic Writing in Early Modern England

by Ian Frederick Moulton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195137094

ISBN-13: 9780195137095

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Before Pornography explores the relationship between erotic writing, masculinity, and national identity in Renaissance England. Drawing on both manuscripts and printed texts, and incorporating insights from modern feminist theory and queer studies, the book argues that pornography is a historical phenomenon: while the representation of sexual activity exists in

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Before Pornography explores the relationship between erotic writing, masculinity, and national identity in Renaissance England. Drawing on both manuscripts and printed texts, and incorporating insights from modern feminist theory and queer studies, the book argues that pornography is a historical phenomenon: while the representation of sexual activity exists in nearly all cultures, pornography does not. The book includes analyses of the social significance of eroticism in such canonical texts as Sidney's Defense of Poesy and Spenser's Faerie Queene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195137095
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Studies in the History of Sexuality Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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