Feeling Backward

Author: Heather Love
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674736419
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Feeling Backward weighs the costs of the contemporary move to the mainstream in lesbian and gay culture. While the widening tolerance for same-sex marriage and for gay-themed media brings clear benefits, gay assimilation entails other losses--losses that have been hard to identify or mourn, since many aspects of historical gay culture are so closely associated with the pain and shame of the closet.

Fremde G ste

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732523047
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London, 1922. Die 28-jährige Frances Wray und ihre Mutter sind gezwungen, Untermieter in ihrem Stadthaus aufzunehmen, um über die Runden zu kommen, seit der Vater und die beiden Brüder im Krieg gefallen sind. Mit der Ankunft von Lilian und Leonard Barber, einem modernen jungen Ehepaar, ändern sich die Atmosphäre und die Routinen des Hauses auf ungeahnte Weise. Und als sich eine zarte Liaison zwischen den beiden jungen Frauen anbahnt und das anfängliche Misstrauen des Ehemannes in blanken Hass umschlägt, nimmt eine Tragödie unaufhaltsam ihren Lauf ...

Zeitschrift f r Medienwissenschaft 17

Author: Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3732840832
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Die Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft steht für eine kulturwissenschaftlich orientierte Medienwissenschaft, die Untersuchungen zu Einzelmedien aufgreift und durchquert, um nach politischen Kräften und epistemischen Konstellationen zu fragen. Sie stellt Verbindungen zu internationaler Forschung ebenso her wie zu verschiedenen Disziplinen und bringt unterschiedliche Schreibweisen und Textformate, Bilder und Gespräche zusammen, um der Vielfalt, mit der geschrieben, nachgedacht und experimentiert werden kann, Raum zu geben. Heft 17, Psychische Apparate, hg. von Kathrin Peters und Stephan Trinkaus, geht den Verbindungen zwischen Medienwissenschaft und Theorien des Psychischen nach. Es fragt, ob sich Psychoanalyse als eine Theorie der Medialität verstehen lässt, der Verschränktheit von Innen und Außen, von Eros und Thanatos, Symbolischem und Imaginärem, Ab- und Anwesenheit, Individuellem und Sozialem. Die Beiträge zeigen: Wo Theorien des Psychischen nicht lediglich als narratologische oder als Figuren-Analyse betrieben werden, tritt anderes hervor: eine grundlegend relationale Perspektive, die nicht nur Verhältnisse zwischen Menschen, sondern auch ihre Beziehung zu Apparaten, ja das Psychische selbst als Apparat oder Maschine beschreibbar macht.

History s Queer Stories

Author: Natalie Marena Nobitz
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839445434
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Critical analysis of the dramatisation of homosexuality in British fiction about the Second World War is noticeable only by its relative absence from the field. Whereas feminist literary criticism has broadened the canon of war fiction to include narratives by and about women, queer scholars have seldom focused on literary representations of homosexuality during the war. Natalie Marena Nobitz closes a glaring gap in the critical attention of four novels dealing with the disruption of gender roles and institutionalised heteronormativity: Walter Baxter's Look Down in Mercy (1951), Mary Renault's The Charioteer (1953), Sarah Waters' The Night Watch (2006) and Adam Fitzroy's Make Do and Mend (2012).

The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction

Author: K. Cooper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283386
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From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history.

Reclaiming Queer

Author: Erin J. Rand
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318283
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The activist reclamation of the word "queer" is one marker of this shift in ideology and practice, and it was mirrored in academic circles by the concurrent emergence of the new field of "queer theory." That is, as queer activists were mobilizing in the streets, queer theorists were producing a similar foment in the halls and publications of academia, questioning regulatory categories of gender and sexuality, and attempting to illuminate the heteronormative foundations of Western thought. Notably, the narrative of queer theory’ s development often describes it as arising from or being inspired by queer activism. In Reclaiming Queer, Erin J. Rand examines both queer activist and academic practices during this period, taking as her primary object the rhetorical linkage of queer theory in the academy with street-level queer activism.

Tense Future

Author: Paul K. Saint-Amour
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266295
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We know that trauma can leave syndromes in its wake. But can the anticipation of violence be a form of violence as well? Tense Future argues that it can-that twentieth-century war technologies and practices, particularly the aerial bombing of population centers, introduced non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. During wartime, civilians braced for the next raid; during peacetime they braced for the next war. The pre-traumatic stress they experienced permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a series of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air war prophets theorized the wounding power of anticipation, how archive theory changed course in war's shadow, and how speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational collapse that would end literacy itself. And in this book's central chapters, he shows us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and other interwar modernist writers faced the memory of one war and the prospect of another, some by pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence against total war, others by conceding war's inevitability while refusing to long for a politically regressive peace. Total war: a conflict that exempts no one, disregarding any difference between soldier and civilian. Tense Future forever alters our understanding of the concept of total war by tracing its emergence during the First World War, its incubation in air power theory between the wars, and above all its profound partiality. For total war, during most of the twentieth century, meant conflict between imperial nation states; it did not include the violence those states routinely visited on colonial subjects during peacetime. Tacking back and forth between metropole and colony, between world war and police action, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a world system of violence-production, one that remains largely intact in our own moment of perpetual interwar.

Djuna Barnes and Affective Modernism

Author: Julie Taylor
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748664378
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Explores the dynamic connections between the affective body and Djuna Barnes's textual corpus. The five chapters of this book reconsider modernist intertextuality, affect, and subjectivity to produce a series of lively and compelling readings of the major

Prose of the World

Author: Saikat Majumdar
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527675
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Everyday life in the far outposts of empire can be static, empty of the excitement of progress. A pervading sense of banality and boredom are, therefore, common elements of the daily experience for people living on the colonial periphery. Saikat Majumdar suggests that this impoverished affective experience of colonial modernity significantly shapes the innovative aesthetics of modernist fiction. Prose of the World explores the global life of this narrative aesthetic, from late-colonial modernism to the present day, focusing on a writer each from Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and India. Ranging from James Joyce's deflated epiphanies to Amit Chaudhuri's disavowal of the grand spectacle of postcolonial national allegories, Majumdar foregrounds the banal as a key instinct of modern and contemporary fiction—one that nevertheless remains submerged because of its antithetical relation to literature's intuitive function to engage or excite. Majumdar asks us to rethink the assumption that banality merely indicates an aesthetic failure. If narrative is traditionally enabled by the tremor, velocity, and excitement of the event, the historical and affective lack implied by the banal produces a narrative force that is radically new precisely because it suspends the conventional impulses of narration.