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Queer Renaissance Historiography
     

Queer Renaissance Historiography

by Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray, Will Stockton
 

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ISBN-10: 0754676080

ISBN-13: 9780754676089

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Dealing with questions of the meaning of eroticism in Renaissance England and its separation from other affective relations, Queer Renaissance Historiography examines the distinctive arrangement of sexuality during this period, and the role that queer theory has played in our understanding of this arrangement. As such this book not only reflects on the practice of

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Dealing with questions of the meaning of eroticism in Renaissance England and its separation from other affective relations, Queer Renaissance Historiography examines the distinctive arrangement of sexuality during this period, and the role that queer theory has played in our understanding of this arrangement. As such this book not only reflects on the practice of writing a queer history of Renaissance England, but also suggests new directions for this practice. Queer Renaissance Historiography collects original contributions from leading experts, participating in a range of critical conversations whilst prompting scholars and students alike to reconsider what we think we know about sex and sexuality in Renaissance England. Presenting ethical, political and critical analyses of Early Modern texts, this book sets the tone for future scholarship on Renaissance sexualities, making a timely intervention in theoretical and methodological debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754676089
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Queer Interventions Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Series Editors' Preface: Renaissance sextualities; Queer Renaissance historiography: backward gaze, Stephen Guy-Bray, Vin Nardizzi and Will Stockton; A hundred years of queering the Renaissance, Will Fisher; Beyond sodomy: what is still queer about early modern queer studies?, Goran Stanivukovic; 'Let it suffise': sexual acts and narrative structure in Hero and Leander, James M. Bromley; Diana's band: safe spaces, publics, and early modern lesbianism, Jennifer Drouin; Women's secretaries, Julie Crawford; The touch of office: supernumerary economies and the Tudor public figure, Laurie Shannon; Grafted to Falstaff and compounded with Catherine: mingling Hal in the Second Tetralogy, Vin Nardizzi; Andrew Marvell and sexual difference, Stephen Guy-Bray; Sexuality and society in the poetry of Katherine Philips, Graham Hammill; Adam and Eve and the failure of heterosexuality, Will Stockton; Afterword: period cramps, Madhavi Menon; Index.

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