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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.

Lesbianism And Homosexuality In Early Modern Spain

Author : María José Delgado
ISBN : UOM:39015042408081
Genre : Homosexuality
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Millennial Cervantes

Author : Bruce R. Burningham
ISBN : 9781496219701
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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.


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.

Diversifying The Discourse

Author : Mihoko Suzuki
ISBN : UCSC:32106019153789
Genre : Education
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The Florence Howe Award for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship, created in 1974, has played a major role in establishing the legitimacy and visibility of feminist inquiry. The early award-winning essays are available in the MLA volume Courage and Tools. This volume presents the seventeen essays that won the award for the years 1990-2004, an era that witnessed a diversification of the objects of feminist study and critical approaches. Essays treat authors ranging from well-known writers such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Gwendolyn Brooks, Doris Lessing, and Virginia Woolf to less familiar writers such as the Magreb author Assia Djebar, the Spanish poet Concha Méndez, the Native American writer Zitkala-Sa, and the Palestinian novelists Liana Badr and Sahar Khalifeh. Essayists explore their topics through a multiplicity of perspectives, including race and ethnicity studies, cultural studies, psychoanalysis and film theory, nationhood and nationalism, and discourses of aging. Each award winner has written a short afterword, reflecting on her essay and her critical practice. The volume includes a foreword by Florence Howe, cofounder of the Feminist Press, and an afterword by Annette Kolodny, an early recipient of the Florence Howe award.

The Lieutenant Nun

Author : Sherry Velasco
ISBN : 0292787456
Genre : Literary Criticism
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* historical overview of the evolution of interpretations of the nun-ensign Catalina de Erauso, who lived in the first half of the 17th century and whose military exploits as a soldier in the New World served as the base for interpretations of gender and sexuality in modes from autobiography to film over the last 400 years * primarily cultural studies; investigation of the cultural function of transvestite narratives * includes analysis of historical documents, novels, plays, films, portraits, comics, musical theatre

New Books On Women Gender And Feminism

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ISBN : UCR:31210024308684
Genre : Feminism
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