Backward Glances

Contemporary Chinese Cultures and the Female Homoerotic Imaginary

Author: Fran Martin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822392631

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

View: 7844

Backward Glances reveals that the passionate love one woman feels for another occupies a position of unsuspected centrality in contemporary Chinese mass cultures. By examining representations of erotic and romantic love between women in popular films, elite and pulp fiction, and television dramas, Fran Martin shows how youthful same-sex love is often framed as a universal, even ennobling, feminine experience. She argues that a temporal logic dominates depictions of female homoeroticism, and she traces that logic across texts produced and consumed in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan during the twentieth century and the early twenty-first. Attentive to both transnational cultural flows and local particularities, Martin shows how loving relations between women in mass culture are usually represented as past experiences. Adult protagonists revel in the repeated, mournful narration of their memories. Yet these portrayals do not simply or finally consign the same-sex loving woman to the past—they also cause her to reappear ceaselessly in the present. As Martin explains, memorial schoolgirl love stories are popular throughout contemporary Chinese cultures. The same-sex attracted young woman appears in both openly homophobic and proudly queer-affirmative narratives, as well as in stories whose ideological valence is less immediately clear. Martin demonstrates that the stories, television programs, and films she analyzes are not idiosyncratic depictions of marginal figures, but manifestations of a broader, mainstream cultural preoccupation. Her investigation of representations of same-sex love between women sheds new light on contemporary Chinese understandings of sex, love, gender, marriage, and the cultural ordering of human life.

Backward Glances

Exploring Italy, Reinterpreting America (1831-1866)

Author: Leonardo Buonomo

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838636497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 115

View: 9745

This study shows how, in the nineteenth century, Americans often described and narrated Italy as a way of reflecting on their own country and national identity in genres as various as travel literature, fiction, poetry, and journalism. Indeed, maintains author Leonardo Buonomo, Italy helped the Americans to relativize, if not redefine, the very idea of Americanness. The texts discussed here are James Fenimore Cooper's The Bravo (1831), Henry T. Tuckerman's The Italian Sketch Book (1835), Margaret Fuller's travel letters for The New York Tribune (1847-49), Julia Ward Howe's Passion Flowers (1854), Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun (1860), Henry P. Leland's Americans in Rome (1863), and William Dean Howells's Venetian Life (1866). Reading them as both literary and ethnographic documents, Buonomo contends that, although the texts were enjoyed primarily for their poetic vistas and panoramas, they also provided a running commentary on Italian customs and character.

Backward Glances

Author: Maril Wrigg


ISBN: 1411635698

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 7809

Backward Glances is the story of a hypnotherapist who is not a believer in reincarnation, who is confronted suddenly and unexpectedly by a small boy regressing spontaneously to a past life while he is being treated. How he comes to terms with this and how it helps him solve the boy's problems, and also untangle his own mixed up love life is part of the plot of this novel.

Backward Glances

Cruising the Queer Streets of New York and London

Author: Mark W. Turner

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891808

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

View: 9138

Focusing upon gay street life in London and New York, Mark Turner presents this gay urban history of male street cruising.

Backward Glances

People and Events from Inside and Out

Author: Conrad Black

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 0771009216

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 1891

From the preeminent columnist, historian, and bestselling author writing at the top of his game comes an essential collection of writing on politics, economics, culture, religion, and more. Conrad Black is one of our best known writers, historians, and businessmen. This never-before-published collection of Conrad's finest journalism, selected from many of the most prestigious publications in the English-speaking world, spans his full career. Included here are Conrad's best columns on Canada, its history and future; the U.S. as superpower; the Middle East; the Catholic Church; Wall Street; and journalism. Also, influential columns on everything from free trade to prison reform; and unexpected delights, including a much-read column on rescued kittens. On all of these subjects, Conrad Black is an intellectual force and these are the reflections of a masterful stylist, whose opinions defy expectation and whose wit and brilliance is on display in everything he writes. From the Hardcover edition.

Backward Glances

Lynch's Corner Short Stories Volume Six

Author: Charles Summers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450017435

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

View: 7196

Backward Glances is volume six in the Lynch’s Corner Series. These short stories veer from the preceding five in that they focus on protagonists other than the Lynch-Carr family though there are a few lurking in the list of stories. Previous readers will find “The Fall of Jessup” an interesting conclusion to that flawed person. Others will delight in stories dealing with nuns in the Appalachians, archaeology in Egypt, young lovers groping for the rite of passage, University of Kentucky sports, illegal moonshine, and desperate people facing impossible situations. Some recurring characters visit once more, but for the most part, newer folks emerge and join the LC series. Enjoy.

Backward Glances

Author: Wendy Haskett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780741410566

Category: Del Mar (Calif.)

Page: 205

View: 2194


Backward glances

reminiscences of an old New-Yorker

Author: Thomas Floyd-Jones

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 275

View: 4254


Backward Glances

Author: Patricia Hentz Regensburg

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463456301

Category: Humor

Page: 136

View: 1185

Irony and wit, adversity and hope, the joy of spiritual maturation coupled with an uncompromising battle against physical aging, make this book, by a Golden Pen Poet's Award winner, a treat for anyone who has grown up in the twentieth century. You will see yourself and your friends in this book, and your happy and sad recollections of childhood, parenthood and the sometimes delight of being a grandparent. You'll find some of the happiness and some of the pain you experienced growing up. You'll find some of the questions you asked, and if you look hard enough, you may even find some of the answers.

Backward Glances, Or Some Personal Recollections (Classic Reprint)

Author: James Hedderwick

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780656886081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

View: 4251

Excerpt from Backward Glances, or Some Personal Recollections About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Backward glances

Author: Howard C. Mason

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9351


Backward Glances

Author: John Gielgud

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340579855

Category: Acting

Page: 214

View: 2170


Backward Glances

Author: Grace Collins McCullough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780533126965

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

View: 7313

Three friends, all vying for the same prestigious award, reflect on the events of their lives.

No Backward Glances

Author: Kat Schuessler

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511806183


Page: 246

View: 7149

When Lorelai Todd has her heart shattered by her boyfriend, she vows to never trust a man again. Six months later, she's called to the hospital where she works to help with an emergency. She speeds to get there and is pulled over by Jay, a handsome cop who will eventually threaten to break down the walls she's built around her heart. After giving the sexy woman a warning and sending her quickly on her way, Jay regrets not asking her out. Fate seems to intervene when he's called to the hospital to identify a potential kidnap victim and finds the nurse in charge is Lorelai, the beauty he pulled over for speeding. He wastes no time in asking her for a date and she accepts, but hesitantly. They learn they have much in common - from music to movies. But the most incredible thing they share is an amazing chemistry. The sex is red hot, they can't keep their hands off one another. Jay is falling for Lorelai fast, but he's worried if she'll ever be able to let her guard down and trust him. While he's wooing Lorelai, Jay is caught up in the investigation to find the kidnapper who shot the young victim who brought them together. Lorelai finds herself involved, in more ways than one. Their relationship is complicated by a mystery, danger and ghosts from their past. But one thing is clear, their hearts are involved. Can they beat the odds and find a future together? Because there's one thing for certain - In the game of love - there should be NO BACKWARD GLANCES.

Backward Glances at Georgetown

Author: Josephine Davis Leary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258804947


Page: 84

View: 6575

With Anecdotes Of Famous Washingtonians And Their Georgetown Homes.