Novel Gazing: Queer Readings in Fiction

Novel Gazing: Queer Readings in Fiction

by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
     
 

This is the first collection of queer criticism on the history of the novel. Eve Sedgwick has brought together contributors to navigate this new terrritory through discussions of a wide range of British, French, and American novels--including canonical

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This is the first collection of queer criticism on the history of the novel. Eve Sedgwick has brought together contributors to navigate this new terrritory through discussions of a wide range of British, French, and American novels--including canonical

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822320401
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Series Q
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading; or, You're So Paranoid, You Probably Think This Introduction is About You / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1

Part I. Digital Senses

Prophylactics and Brains: Beloved in the Cybernetic Age of AIDS / Kathryn Bond Stockton 41

Strange Gourmet: Taste, Waste, Proust / Joseph Litvak 74

Outing Texture / Renu Bora 94

The "Sinister Fruitiness" of Machines: Neuromancer, Internet Sexuality, and the Turing Test / Tyler Curtain 128

Part II. The Affective Life of Capital

The Importance of Being Bored: The Dividends of Ennui in The Picture of Dorian Gray / Jeff Nunokawa 151

Balzac's Queer Cousins and Their Friends / Michael Lucey 167

Part III. Teacher's Pet

Defying "Development": Thomas Day's Queer Curriculum in Sandford and Merton / Anne Chandler 201

Wizards, Warriors, and the Beast Glatisant in Love / Barry Weller 227

Forged in Crisis: Queer Beginnings of Modern Masculinity in a Canonical French Novel / James Creech 249

Flogging is Fundamental: Applications of Birch in Swinburne's Lesbia Brandon / John Vincent 269

Part IV. Men and Nations

Same-Sex Unions in Modern Europe: Daniel Deronda, Altneuland, and the Homoerotics of Jewish Nationalism / Jacob Press 299

To Die For / Cindy Patton 330

Tearing the Goat's Flesh: Crisis, Homosexuality, Abjection, and the Production of a Late-Twentieth-Century Black Masculinity / Robert F. Reid-Pharr 353

Part V. Libidinal Intelligence: Shocks and Recognitions

The Autochoreography of an Ex-Snow Queen: Dance, Desire, and the Black Masculine in Melvin Dixon's Vanishing Rooms / Maurice Wallace 379

Lip-Reading: Woolf's Secret Encounters / Stephen Barber 401

The Female World of Exorcism and Displacement (Or, Relations between Women in Henry James's Nineteenth-Century The Portrait of a Lady) / Melissa Solomon 444

Strange Brothers / Jonathan Goldberg 465

Bibliography 483

Index 501

Contributors 517

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