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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822320289
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 12/15/1997
Series: Series Q Series
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.45(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.74(d)
Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)

About the Author

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is Distinguished Professor of English, CUNY Graduate Center. Books she has authored include Fat Art/Thin Art and Tendencies. She has edited or coedited numerous volumes, including Shame and Its Sisters: A Silvan Tomkins Reader and Gary In Your Pocket: Stories and Notebooks of Gary Fisher, also published by Duke University Press.

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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