The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing

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Hugh Stevens
Cambridge University Press, 25 nov. 2010
In the last two decades, lesbian and gay studies have transformed literary studies and developed into a vital and influential area for students and scholars. This Companion introduces readers to the range of debates that inform studies of works by lesbian and gay writers and of literary representations of same-sex desire and queer identities. Each chapter introduces key concepts in the field in an accessible way and uses several important literary texts to illustrate how these concepts can illuminate our readings of them. Authors discussed range from Henry James, E. M. Forster and Gertrude Stein to Sarah Waters and Carol Ann Duffy. The contributors showcase the wide variety of approaches and theoretical frameworks that characterise this field, drawing on related themes of gender and sexuality. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this volume offers a stimulating introduction to the diversity of approaches to lesbian and gay literature.
 

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Table des matières

an introduction
1
Part I Repression and legitimation
15
from Fanny Hill to Gay News
17
2 Psychoanalysis homosexuality and modernism
34
writing in and beyond the closet
50
4 The erotics of transgression
65
5 Normality and queerness in gay fiction
81
Part II Affiliations
97
8 The literature of AIDS
132
9 Transgender fiction and politics
148
Part III Literary traditions
165
10 Encountering the past in recent lesbian and gay fiction
167
11 Queer crossgender collaboration
185
lesbian and gay love poetry
202
13 The queer writer in New York
218
Guide to further reading
235

people ideas genres
99
7 The queerness of race and samesex desire
116

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À propos de l'auteur (2010)

Hugh Stevens is Senior Lecturer in English at University College London.

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