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Lost Causes

Author : Valerie Rohy
ISBN : 9780199340200
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Lost Causes stages a polemical intervention in the discourse that grounds queer civil rights in etiology -- that is, in the cause of homosexuality, whether choice, "recruitment," or biology. Reading etiology as a narrative form, political strategy, and hermeneutic method in American and British literature and popular culture, it argues that today's gay arguments for biological determinism accept their opponents' paranoia about what Rohy calls "homosexual reproduction"-that is, nonsexual forms of queer increase-preventing more complex ways of considering sexuality and causality. This study combines literary texts and psychoanalytic theory--two salient sources of etiological narratives in themselves -- to reconsider phobic tropes of homosexual reproduction: contagion in Borrowed Time, bad influence in The Picture of Dorian Gray, trauma in The Night Watch, choice of identity in James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, and dangerous knowledge in The Well of Loneliness. These readings draw on Lacan's notion of retroactive causality to convert the question of what causes homosexuality into a question of what homosexuality causes as the constitutive outside of a heteronormative symbolic order. Ultimately, this study shows, queer communities and queer theory must embrace formerly shaming terms -- why should the increase of homosexuality be unthinkable? -- while retaining the critical sense of queerness as a non-identity, a permanent negativity"--

Konfigurationen Krisenhafter Wahrnehmung In Der Literatur Um 1900

Author : Jan Rohden
ISBN : 9783847007913
Genre : Fiction
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In der Literatur um 1900 schlagen sich zwei folgenreiche Entwicklungen nieder, die das Individuum an der Epochenschwelle in Unsicherheit versetzen: zum einen der Verlust historischer und metaphysischer Orientierung, zum anderen eine Krise der Wahrnehmung. Die Konsequenzen dieser beiden Prozesse für die Sinnbildungsstrategien des Subjekts zeichnet Jan Rohden am Beispiel europäischer Autoren des Fin de Siècle nach. Er arbeitet heraus, wie in Texten von Huysmans, D’Annunzio, Hofmannsthal und Wilde jeweils der Versuch unternommen wird, die verspürte historischmetaphysische Orientierungslosigkeit zu kompensieren. Die gemeinsame Grundlage dafür und zugleich ein charakteristisches Merkmal aller Werke bildet eine spezifische Form der Wahrnehmung. At the end of the 19th century, two important developments, which both effect fin de siècle literature, unsettle the European subject: the loss of historical and metaphysical security on the one hand and a profound crisis of perception on the other. Jan Rohden examines the effects of both developments on the European subject’s solution approaches for finding historical and metaphysical meaning. In his analysis of selected texts of Huysmans’, D’Annunzio’s, Hofmannsthal’s and Wilde’s, he identifies a similar attempt of all the four authors to compensate for the lack of historical and metaphysical meaning, which is based on a specific form of perception.

The Cambridge Companion To Narrative Theory

Author : Matthew Garrett
ISBN : 9781108644143
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Narrative theory is essential to everything from history to lyric poetry, from novels to the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Narrative theory explores how stories work and how we make them work. This Companion is both an introduction and a contribution to the field. It presents narrative theory as an approach to understanding all kinds of cultural production: from literary texts to historiography, from film and videogames to philosophical discourse. It takes the long historical view, outlines essential concepts, and reflects on the way narrative forms connect with and rework social forms. The volume analyzes central premises, identifies narrative theory's feminist foundations, and elaborates its significance to queer theory and issues of race. The specially commissioned essays are exciting to read, uniting accessibility and rigor, traditional concerns with a renovated sense of the field as a whole, and analytical clarity with stylistic dash. Topical and substantial, The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Theory is an engaging resource on a key contemporary concept.

The Book Of Minor Perverts

Author : Benjamin Kahan
ISBN : 9780226608006
Genre : Social Science
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Statue-fondlers, wanderlusters, sex magicians, and nymphomaniacs: the story of these forgotten sexualities—what Michel Foucault deemed “minor perverts”—has never before been told. In The Book of Minor Perverts, Benjamin Kahan sets out to chart the proliferation of sexual classification that arose with the advent of nineteenth-century sexology. The book narrates the shift from Foucault’s “thousand aberrant sexualities” to one: homosexuality. The focus here is less on the effects of queer identity and more on the lines of causation behind a surprising array of minor perverts who refuse to fit neatly into our familiar sexual frameworks. The result stands at the intersection of history, queer studies, and the medical humanities to offer us a new way of feeling our way into the past.

Das Buch Vom Salz

Author : Monique Truong
ISBN : 3406521843
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Sexualit T Und Wahrheit

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 3518283170
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Psychopathia Sexualis

Author : R.v. Krafft-Ebing
ISBN : 9785880245895
Genre : History
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Psychopathia sexualis: Mit besonderer Ber?cksichtigung der kontr?ren Sexualempfindung, eine medizinisch-gerichtliche studie f?r ?rzte und juristen.

Queer Theory

Author : Annamarie Jagose
ISBN : UOM:39015058819437
Genre : Gays
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Dieses Buch der australischen Literaturwissenschaftlerin Annamarie Jagose bietet eine knappe und leicht verständliche Einführung in Queer Theory und gilt im englischsprachigen Raum als Standartwerk. Die deutsche Ausgabe wird um die jüngsten Entwicklungen auf diesenm Gebiet ergänzt. Weitere Titel zum Thema sind die Aufsatzbände: Sabine Hark (Hrsg.) Grenzen lesbischer Identitäten und quaestio (Hrsg.) Queering Demokratie, Sexuelle Politiken.


Author : Otto F. Kernberg
ISBN : 3608916288
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Die Stra E Der Geister

Author : Pat Barker
ISBN : 3423130059
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