Queer (Re)Readings in the French Renaissance: Homosexuality, Gender, Culture

Queer (Re)Readings in the French Renaissance: Homosexuality, Gender, Culture

by Taylor and Francis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138269187
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/16/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gary Ferguson is a Professor of French in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Delaware, USA

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: pre-modern (homo)sexuality: historical and theoretical issues; Homosexuality and gender: historical (trans)formations; Homosexuality, nature and taste; Queer (re)readings; Italian imports: tales of Sodom and other cities; Splitting hairs: (re)reading (with) Ronsard; Mourning/scorning the mignons: representations of heroism and favouritism at the court of Henri III; Montaigne's itchy ears: friendship, marriage, (homo)sexuality, and scepticism; Androgynes, hermaphrodites, and courtesans: women, queer nature and (queer?) pleasures; Towards modernity: on kissing, whipping, confession, and the closet - François de Sales and Henri III; Bibliography; Index.

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