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The Homoerotics of Early Modern Drama
     

The Homoerotics of Early Modern Drama

by Mario DiGangi, Stephen Orgel (Editor)
 

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This book is the first comprehensive account of homoeroticism in Renaissance drama. Mario DiGangi analyzes the relation between homoeroticism and social power in a wide range of literary and historical texts from the 1580s to the 1620s, drawing on the insights of materialist, feminist and queer theory. Each chapter focuses on the homoerotics of a major dramatic

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This book is the first comprehensive account of homoeroticism in Renaissance drama. Mario DiGangi analyzes the relation between homoeroticism and social power in a wide range of literary and historical texts from the 1580s to the 1620s, drawing on the insights of materialist, feminist and queer theory. Each chapter focuses on the homoerotics of a major dramatic genre (Ovidian comedy, satiric comedy, tragedy and tragicomedy) and studies the ideologies and institutions it characteristically explores.

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"In contrast to the persistent fascination with Marlowe and Shakespeare among queer studies scholars, these readings bring fresh groups of plays into the discussion, and the readings are forceful, cogent, and original....the book is indispensable for all libraries with pretenses of offering critical and historical depth to English Renaissance literature." D.N. Mager, Choice

"As the first full-length study of homoeroticism in English Renaissance drama, and the only book on English Renaissance literature systematically to place eroticism in relation to hierarchies of status and gender, The Homoerotics of Early Modern Drama should become required reading." Feminist studies

"...illuminating and ingenious close readings." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

"...iluminating and ingenious close readings." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521587013
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series , #21
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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