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Lesbians In Early Modern Spain

Author : Sherry Velasco
ISBN : 9780826517524
Genre : Social Science
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In this first in-depth study of female homosexuality in the Spanish Empire for the period from 1500 to 1800, Velasco presents a multitude of riveting examples that reveal widespread contemporary interest in women's intimate relations with other women. Her sources include literary and historical texts featuring female homoeroticism, tracts on convent life, medical treatises, civil and Inquisitional cases, and dramas. She has also uncovered a number of revealing illustrations from the period. The women in these accounts, stories, and cases range from internationally famous transgendered celebrities to lesbian criminals, from those suspected of "special friendships" in the convent to ordinary villagers. Velasco argues that the diverse and recurrent representations of lesbian desire provide compelling evidence of how different groups perceived intimacy between women as more than just specific sex acts. At times these narratives describe complex personal relationships and occasionally characterize these women as being of a certain "type," suggesting an early modern precursor to what would later be recognized as divergent lesbian, bisexual, and transgender identities.

Ambiguous Gender In Early Modern Spain And Portugal

Author : Francois Soyer
ISBN : 9789004225299
Genre : History
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Using new inquisitorial sources, this study examines the complexities revolving around transgenderism and the construction of gender identity in the early modern Iberian World and the self-perception of individuals whose behaviour, whether consciously or unconsciously, flouted social and sexual conventions.

Women Warriors In Early Modern Spain

Author : Susan L. Fischer
ISBN : 9781644530177
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although scholars often depict early modern Spanish women as victims, history and fiction of the period are filled with examples of women who defended their God-given right to make their own decisions and to define their own identities. The essays in Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain examine many such examples, demonstrating how women battled the status quo, defended certain causes, challenged authority, and broke barriers. Such women did not necessarily engage in masculine pursuits, but often used cultural production and engaged in social subversion to exercise resistance in the home, in the convent, on stage, or at their writing desks. Distributed for the University of Delaware Press

Lesbianism And Homosexuality In Early Modern Spain

Author : María José Delgado
ISBN : 1889431532
Genre : Homosexuality
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Author : Lourdes Torres
ISBN : 1592130070
Genre : History
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The first anthology to focus exclusively on queer readings of Spanish, Latin American, and US Latina lesbian literature and culture, Tortilleras interrogates issues of gender, national identity, race, ethnicity, and class to show the impossibility of projecting a singular Hispanic or Latina Lesbian. Examining carefully the works of a range of lesbian writers and performance artists, including Carmelita Tropicana and Christina Peri Rossi, among others, the contributors create a picture of the complicated and multi-textured contributions of Latina and Hispanic lesbians to literature and culture. More than simply describing this sphere of creativity, the contributors also recover from history the long, veiled existence of this world, exposing its roots, its impact on lesbian culture, and, making the power of lesbian performance and literature visible. Author note: Lourdes Torres is Associate Professor of Latin American/Latino studies at De Paul University. Inmaculada Perpetusa-Seva is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Kentucky.

Unruly Women

Author : Margaret E. Boyle
ISBN : 9781442665040
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the first in-depth study of the interconnected relationships among public theatre, custodial institutions, and women in early modern Spain, Margaret E. Boyle explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted by women both on and off stage. Pairing historical narratives and archival records with canonical and non-canonical theatrical representations of women’s deviance and rehabilitation, Unruly Women argues that women’s performances of penitence and punishment should be considered a significant factor in early modern Spanish life. Boyle considers both real-life sites of rehabilitation for women in seventeenth-century Madrid, including a jail and a magdalen house, and women onstage, where she identifies three distinct representations of female deviance: the widow, the vixen, and the murderess. Unruly Women explores these archetypal figures in order to demonstrate the ways a variety of playwrights comment on women’s non-normative relationships to the topics of marriage, sex, and violence.

Queer Transitions In Contemporary Spanish Culture

Author : Gema Perez-Sanchez
ISBN : 9780791479773
Genre : Social Science
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Offers a sustained analysis of both high and low queer culture and its connections to cultural and political processes in Spain.

Revista Canadiense De Estudios Hisp Nicos

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ISBN : OSU:32435083778746
Genre : Civilization, Hispanic
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Diversifying The Discourse

Author : Mihoko Suzuki
ISBN : UCSC:32106019153789
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Feminist Encyclopedia Of Spanish Literature A M

Author : Janet Pérez
ISBN : 0313324441
Genre : Feminism and literature
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