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Title The Cambridge companion to gay and lesbian writing / edited by Hugh Stevens

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
 RIC  PN56.H57 C36 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PN56.H57 C36 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN56 H57 C36 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xx, 246 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-240) and index
Contents Homosexuality and literature : an introduction / Hugh Stevens -- Homosexual writing on trial : from Fanny Hill to Gay news / Joseph Bristow -- Psychoanalysis, homosexuality and modernism / Andrew Webber -- Lesbian modernism : writing in and beyond the closet / Joanne Winning -- The erotics of transgression / Tim Dean -- Normality and queerness in gay fiction / Hugh Stevens -- The homoerotics of travel : people, ideas, genres / Ruth Vanita -- The queerness of race and same-sex desire / Kathryn Bond Stockton -- The literature of AIDS / Richard Canning -- Transgender fiction and politics / Heather Love -- Encountering the past in recent lesbian and gay fiction / Jodie Medd -- Queer cross-gender collaboration / Jane Garrity and Tirza True Latimer -- Naming the unnamable : lesbian and gay love poetry / Richard R. Bozorth -- The queer writer in New York / David Bergman
Note "Literature has always been concerned with questions of kinship, love, marriage, desire, family relationships. The central and privileged stories have tended to assume that desire will be desire between girl and boy. Obstacles are thrown in the way of desire. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1597), the heroine and hero cannot marry because their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are feuding. The obstacles which stand in the way of same-sex romantic entanglements have been much more encompassing. Before the twentieth century, they have, for the most part, been represented as an impossibility rather than a desirable outcome thwarted by circumstance"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Gays' writings -- History and criticism
Literature -- History and criticism
Homosexuality and literature
Homosexuality in literature
Gays -- Intellectual life
Gays in literature
Same-sex marriage in literature
Add Author Stevens, Hugh
ISBN 9780521888448
9780521716574 (pbk.)
0521716578 (pbk.)