Comparatively Queer: Interrogating Identities Across Time and Cultures

Comparatively Queer: Interrogating Identities Across Time and Cultures

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ISBN-13: 9781349288908
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/17/2010
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jarrod Hayes is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan. 

Margaret R. Higonnet is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut and co-chair of the Gender Study Group at Harvard University’s Centre for European Studies. 

William J. Spurlin is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence & Cultural Change at the University of Sussex. 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Comparing Queerly, Queering Comparison: Theorizing Identities between Cultures, Histories, and Disciplines Jarrod Hayes Margaret R. Higonnet William J. Spurlin 1

I Crossing Time 21

1 Queer from the Very Beginning: (En)gendering the Vernacular in Medieval France Kofi Campbell 23

2 Figural Historiography: Dogs, Humans, and Cynanthropic Becomings Carla Freccero 45

3 Mapping Sapphic Modernity Susan S. Lanser 69

4 "Fair Is Not Fair": Queer Possibility and Fairground Performers in Western Europe and the United States, 1870-1935 Francesca Canadé Sautman 91

5 Time's Corpus: On Sexuality, Historiography, and the Indian Penal Code Anjali Arondekar 113

II Crossing Cultures 129

6 Double Trouble: Doing Gender in Hong Kong Marie-Paule Ha 131

7 Universal Particularities: Conceptions of Sexuality, Nationality, and Culture in France and the United States Thomas J. D. Armbrecht 153

8 "Words Create Worlds": Rethinking Genre in the Animal Fables of Suniti Namjoshi and Vikram Seth Bianca Jackson 171

9 Genet among the Palestinians: Sex, Betrayal, and the Incomparable Real James Penney 193

Afterword: Comparisons Worth Making Valerie Traub 215

List of Contributors 225

Index 229

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