Early Modern Bromance

Early Modern Bromance

This book newly reveals how early modern Italian bromance narratives interrogate alternative roles of close male friendships, the love between men, and the confines of marriage, thus providing the foundation for the contemporary bromance.

Author: Aria Dal Molin

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"This book resituates the contemporary genre of the bromance, as well as its surrounding cultural discourse, in the theatrical practices of early-sixteenth-century Italian academies, revealing how a group of early modern Italian academicians institutionalized alternative friendships between men to prolong male bonding. This study combines New Historicism with Queer Theory and scholarly discourse on film to analyze the early modern influences on the performative practices of masculinity and male friendships in the bromance of contemporary film, television, and media. This book therefore analyzes the lives and friendships of young Italian members of the early-sixteenth-century Accademia degli Intronati and their public theatrical performances that displayed homosocial triangles using women to strengthen the bonds between men, by referring to the work of Claude Lâevi-Strauss, Gayle Rubin, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Taking a new approach to the homosocial triangle, this theory is further applied to theoretical discourses of perfect friendship (amicitia perfecta) as exemplified through the academy members testing its boundaries through narrative and performance. Ultimately, this book newly reveals how early modern Italian bromance narratives interrogate alternative roles of close male friendships, the love between men, and the confines of marriage, thus providing the foundation for the contemporary bromance. Early Modern Bromance: Love, Friendship, and Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Italian Academies is an important work for Italian Studies, Italian American Studies, Comparative Literature, Literature and Language Studies, Theater and Drama Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Film and Media Studies"--
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Men and Women Making Friends in Early Modern France

Men and Women Making Friends in Early Modern France

Bromance”6 flourishes as gay marriage absorbs and diminishes the homoerotic stigma surrounding male friends. ... Though chronologies and purviews differ, narratives of decline dominate the historiography of early modern friendship.

Author: Lewis C. Seifert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317097518

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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Today the friendships that grab people’s imaginations are those that reach across inequalities of class and race. The friendships that seem to have exerted an analogous level of fascination in early modern France were those that defied the assumption, inherited from Aristotle and patristic sources, that friendships between men and women were impossible. Together, the essays in Men and Women Making Friends in Early Modern France tell the story of the declining intelligibility of classical models of (male) friendship and of the rising prominence of women as potential friends. The revival of Plato’s friendship texts in the sixteenth century challenged Aristotle’s rigid ideal of perfect friendship between men. In the seventeenth century, a new imperative of heterosociality opened a space for the cultivation of cross-gender friendships, while the spiritual friendships of the Catholic Reformation modeled relationships that transcended the gendered dynamics of galanterie. Men and Women Making Friends in Early Modern France argues that the imaginative experimentation in friendships between men and women was a distinctive feature of early modern French culture. The ten essays in this volume address friend-making as a process that is creative of self and responsive to changing social and political circumstances. Contributors reveal how men and women fashioned gendered selves, and also circumvented gender norms through concrete friendship practices. By showing that the benefits and the risks of friendship are magnified when gender roles and relations are unsettled, the essays in this volume highlight the relevance of early modern friend-making to friendship in the contemporary world.
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Reading the Bromance

Reading the Bromance

Through an analysis of such contemporary bromances as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and I Love You, Man, and in light of the romantic comedy genre of the early 1960s and that era's representative films Pillow Talk (1959), ...

Author: Michael DeAngelis

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814338995

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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In the middle of this century’s first decade, “bromance” emerged as a term denoting an emotionally intense bond between straight men. Yet bromance requires an expression of intimacy that always toys with being coded as something other than “straight” male behavior, even as it insists that such intimacy must never be misinterpreted. In Reading the Bromance: Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television, editor Michael DeAngelis has compiled a diverse group of essays that address the rise of this tricky phenomenon and explore the social and cultural functions it serves. Contributors consider selected contemporary film and television texts, as well as the genres that historically inspired them, in order to explore what needs bromance attempts to fulfill in relationships between men—straight or otherwise. Essays analyze films ranging from I Love You, Man to Superbad, Humpday, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, The Hangover, and the Jackass films, and include studies of representative examples in international cinema such as Y tu mama tambien and classic and contemporary films of the Bollywood genre. The volume also examines the increasingly prevalent appearance of the bromance phenomenon in television narratives, from the “male bonding” rituals of Friends and Seinfeld to more recent manifestations in House, The Wire, and the MTV reality series Bromance. From historical analysis to discourse analysis, sociological analysis, and queer theory, this volume provides a broad range of methodological and theoretical approaches to the phenomenon in the first booklength study of the bromance genre. Film and television scholars as well as readers interested in pop culture and queer studies will enjoy the insights of Reading the Bromance.
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Women Writing Back Writing Women Back

Women Writing Back   Writing Women Back

Transnational Perspectives from the Late Middle Ages to the Dawn of the Modern Era. Foster W. (ed.), Early Travels in India, 1583–1619 (London: 1921). Foster W., England's Quest of Eastern Trade (1933) (New York: 1967).

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004193536

Category: History

Page: 400

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Privileging both a transnational and a sociological approach, this volume explores the position of women in the early modern literary field, emphasising the international scope of their literature and examining their historical position, influence, network and dialogues.
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Women Writing Back Writing Women Back

Women Writing Back   Writing Women Back

Transnational Perspectives from the Late Middle Ages to the Dawn of the Modern Era Anke Gilleir, Alicia A. Montoya, Suzanna van Dijk. Foster W. (ed.), Early Travels in India, 1583–1619 (London: 1921). Foster W., England's Quest of ...

Author: Anke Gilleir

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004184633

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 381

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Privileging both a transnational and a sociological approach, this volume explores the position of women in the early modern literary field, emphasising the international scope of their literature and examining their historical position, influence, network and dialogues.
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The journal of medieval and early modern studies

The journal of medieval and early modern studies

... and the Public Sphere in Early - Modern England . Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2000. xv , 291 pp .; 16 illus . $ 45.00 . 5. Church , reform , and devotion Andrews , Frances .

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Unsettled Toleration

Unsettled Toleration

Beckwith, Sarah, “Stephen Greenblatt's Hamlet and the Forms of Oblivion,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 33 (2003)261–80. Beckwith, Sarah, Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, ...

Author: Brian Walsh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191069390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Unsettled Toleration: Religious Difference on the Shakespearean Stage historicizes and scrutinizes the unstable concept of toleration as it emerges in drama performed on the Elizabethan and Jacobean stages. Brian Walsh examines plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries that represent intra-Christian conflict between mainstream believers and various minorities, analyzing the sometimes explicit, sometimes indirect, occasionally smooth, but more often halting and equivocal forms of dealing with difference that these plays imagine can result from such exchanges. Through innovative and in some cases unprecedented readings of a diverse collection of plays, from Chapman's An Humorous Day's Mirth, Middleton's The Puritan Widow, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, and Pericles, and Rowley's When You See Me You Know Me, Walsh shows how the English stage in the first decade of the seventeenth century, as a social barometer, registered the basic condition of religious "unsettlement " of the post-Reformation era; and concurrently that the stage, as a social incubator, brooded over imagined scenarios of confessional conflict that could end variously in irresolution, accommodation, or even religious syncretism. It thus helped to create, sustain and enlarge an open-ended public conversation on the vicissitudes of getting along in a sectarian world. Attending to this conversation is vital to our present understanding of the state of religious toleration the early modern period, for it gives a fuller picture of the ways religious difference was experienced than the limited and inert pronouncements on the topic that officials of the church and state offered.
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Mysticism Myth and Celtic Identity

Mysticism  Myth and Celtic Identity

Fumerton, P., Unsettled: The Culture of Mobility and the Working Poor in Early Modern England, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press: 2006. Gilbert, D., The Parochial History of Cornwall, Founded on the Manuscript ...

Author: Marion Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415628686

Category: History

Page: 240

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Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity explores how the mythical and mystical past informs national imaginations. Building on notions of invented tradition and myths of the nation, it looks at the power of narrative and fiction to shape identity, with particular reference to the British and Celtic contexts. The authors consider how aspects of the past are reinterpreted or reimagined in a variety of ways to give coherence to desired national groupings, or groups aspiring to nationhood and its 'defence'. The coverage is unusually broad in its historical sweep, dealing with work from prehistory to the contemporary, with a particular emphasis on the period from the eighteenth century to the present. The subject matter includes notions of ancient deities, Druids, Celticity, the archaeological remains of pagan religions, traditional folk tales, racial and religious myths and ethnic politics, and the different types of returns and hauntings that can recycle these ideas in culture. Innovative and interdisciplinary, the scholarship in Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity is mainly literary but also geographical and historical and draws on religious studies, politics and the social sciences. Thus the collection offers a stimulatingly broad number of new viewpoints on a matter of great topical relevance: national identity and the politicization of its myths.
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Exploiting Erasmus

Exploiting Erasmus

The Erasmian Legacy and Religious Change in Early Modern England Gregory D. Dodds. Atherton, Ian, and David Como. 'The Burning of Edward Wightman: Puritanism, Prelacy and the Politics of Heresy in Early Modern England.

Author: Gregory D. Dodds

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802099006

Category: History

Page: 405

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"Exploiting Erasmus" examines the legacy of Erasmus in England from the mid-sixteenth century to the overthrow of James II in 1688 and studies the various ways in which his works were received, manipulated, and used in religious controversies that threatened both church and state.
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Shakespeare s Folly

Shakespeare s Folly

Baldo, Jonathon, Memory in Shakespeare's Histories: Stages of Forgetting in Early Modern England (London: Routledge, 2012). Baldo, Jonathon, 'The Historical Sublime in Shakespeare's Richard II' in Forgetting Faith?

Author: Sam Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317223603

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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This study contends that folly is of fundamental importance to the implicit philosophical vision of Shakespeare’s drama. The discourse of folly’s wordplay, jubilant ironies, and vertiginous paradoxes furnish Shakespeare with a way of understanding that lays bare the hypocrisies and absurdities of the serious world. Like Erasmus, More, and Montaigne before him, Shakespeare employs folly as a mode of understanding that does not arrogantly insist upon the veracity of its own claims – a fool’s truth, after all, is spoken by a fool. Yet, as this study demonstrates, Shakespearean folly is not the sole preserve of professional jesters and garrulous clowns, for it is also apparent on a thematic, conceptual, and formal level in virtually all of his plays. Examining canonical histories, comedies, and tragedies, this study is the first to either contextualize Shakespearean folly within European humanist thought, or to argue that Shakespeare’s philosophy of folly is part of a subterranean strand of Western philosophy, which itself reflects upon the folly of the wise. This strand runs from the philosopher-fool Socrates through to Montaigne and on to Nietzsche, but finds its most sustained expression in the Critical Theory of the mid to late twentieth-century, when the self-destructive potential latent in rationality became an historical reality. This book makes a substantial contribution to the fields of Shakespeare, Renaissance humanism, Critical Theory, and Literature and Philosophy. It illustrates, moreover, how rediscovering the philosophical potential of folly may enable us to resist the growing dominance of instrumental thought in the cultural sphere.
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The Bromance Book Club

The Bromance Book Club

“That means it's set in eighteenth-or early nineteenth-century England.” “Oh, great. That sounds relevant.” “It is, actually,” Malcolm said. “Modern romance novelists use the patriarchal society of old British aristocracy to explore the ...

Author: Lyssa Kay Adams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472271648

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Amazon Book Review's No. 1 Best Romance of 2019 and one of Bustle's '21 New Rom-Coms Out In Fall 2019 To Give You Warm And Fuzzy Feelings All Season Long'! If you love Jasmine Guillory, Sally Thorne and Helen Hoang, you'll LOVE Lyssa Kay Adams! Readers can't stop raving about The Bromance Book Club! 'Romantic comedy at its finest' 'Completely lived up to the hype' 'The perfect blend of funny, wacky moments and also sexy and angsty moments' 'I didn't expect to read a new favourite but The Bromance Book Club has gone and done it!' 'I would recommend this to anyone who wants to escape into a book for a few hours and come out with a smile' 'This book made me feel warm and fuzzy. It was like being hugged, but in a sexy way - what more could you want?' 'I loved the emotional range it took me through, from laugh-out-loud moments to real tear-jerking scenes' The first rule of book club: You don't talk about book club. Gavin Scott's marriage is trouble. The Nashville Legends baseball star has recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. His reaction to the revelation is the final straw for their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he's let his pride and fear get the better of him. Welcome to the Bromance Book Club. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency called Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his beloved wife. Praise for The Bromance Book Club: 'A you're-gonna-burn-dinner book because you will not want to put it down. Laugh out loud with tons of heart, this is an absolutely adorable must read' Avery Flynn, USA Today bestselling author 'A delight!...I raced to finish this book, but still never wanted it to end!' Alexa Martin, author of Intercepted 'A delightful, fast-paced read with the perfect mix of laugh-out-loud and swoony moments - every town should have a Bromance Book Club' Evie Dunmore, author of Bringing Down the Duke 'It is the reading aloud in this story that ultimately wins my heart, and shows that everything worth knowing can be learned from romance' kc dyer, author of Finding Fraser Don't miss the next Bromance Book Club reads! Undercover Bromance is out now and Crazy Stupid Bromance is available to preorder! 9781472271686
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Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Throughout the movie, Alvy constantly resorts to “cultural stereotypes,” as his first wife Allison points out to him, ... second generation of the Second City in terms of his career arc and in the evolution of the contemporary bromance.

Author: John Alberti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136222900

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 124

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This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing radical reconstruction of gender roles in these films. Alberti creates a unified theory of gender role change in the movies that combines the insights of both poststructuralist gender and narrative genre theory, avoiding binary approaches to the study of gender representation. He establishes the current "crises" in both gender representation and genre development within romantic comedies as examples of experimentation and change towards narratives that feature more egalitarian and less essentialist constructions of gender.
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Putin Kitsch in America

Putin Kitsch in America

In this, they are reminiscent of the politicized pornography that has been around since the early modern era. ... The same bromance that sparked the creation of so many pornographied material objects caught the attention ...

Author: Alison Rowley

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780228000389

Category: Social Science

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Vladimir Putin's image functions as a political talisman far outside of the borders of his own country. Studying material objects, fan fiction, and digital media, Putin Kitsch in America traces the satirical uses of Putin's public persona and how he stands as a foil for other world leaders. Uncovering a wide variety of material culture – satirical, scatological, even risqué – made possible by new print-on-demand technologies, Alison Rowley argues that the internet is crucial to the creation of contemporary Putin memorabilia. She explains that these items are evidence of young people's continued interest and participation in politics, even as some experts decry what they see as the opposite. The book addresses the ways in which explicit sexual references about government officials are used as everyday political commentary in the United States. The number of such references skyrocketed during the 2016 US presidential election campaign, and turning a critical eye to Putin kitsch suggests that the phenomenon will continue when Americans next return to the polls. An examination of how the Russian president's image circulates via memes, parodies, apps, and games, Putin Kitsch in America illustrates how technological change has shaped both the kinds of kitsch being produced and the nature of political engagement today.
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Constraining Government

Constraining Government

Shakespeare and Early Modern Political Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Ballengee, Jennifer E. “Mourning the Public Body in Sophocles' Antigone.” Colloquy 11 (2006): 31–59. Barker, Kye Anderson.

Author: Zoltán Balázs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793603814

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 218

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This book argues for the case that governments develop with inherent constraints. These constraints support the case for the normative political theoretical defense of moderate governing.
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Straightforward

Straightforward

Our own time has come up with the ugly portmanteau 'bromance', a word which manages to make the profound and ... The term 'passionate friendship', much used of early modern relationships between men, sounds like it dare not speak its ...

Author: Marcus Attwater

Publisher: Mijnbestseller.nl

ISBN: 9789403600383

Category: Social Science

Page: 965

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When asked to name an archetypal love story, most people will reply 'Romeo & Juliet', although some say 'Tristan & Isolde' instead. Very few will come up with a classical example, and the reason for this is simple: when you say archetypal, it is assumed you mean love between a man and a woman, and instances of this in classical accounts are rare. The reason for this is also not hard to find: as it does now, 'love' in the ancient world meant the affection of equals, and given the inferior position of women in Greek and Roman society, between the sexes is not usually where love is to be found. Straightforward examines how we got from there to here. It is a study not of the loves of real people, but of the ideal of love as it found expression in stories, stories which were often retold and reimagined by new generations and new cultures. By following these stories and the changes they underwent through the centuries Straightforward attempts to answer two related questions: 'When and why did the heterosexual ideal become normative in our narrative tradition?' and 'What was there before?' We begin in archaic Greece, with a story which was already old when Homer composed his epics...
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Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections

Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections

... one that recalls the egalitarian Western friendship tradition common in the early modern period and that precedes Valentín and ... and even in the bromance of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon (How to Do 118–119).

Author: Jie Lu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030557737

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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This critical interdisciplinary volume investigates modern and contemporary Asian cultural products in the non-westernized transpacific context of Asian and Latin American intellectual and cultural connections. It focuses on the Latin American intellectual, literary, and cultural influences on Asia, which have long been overshadowed by the dominance of Europe/North America-oriented discourse and by the predominance of academic research by both Asian and western intellectuals that focuses only on the West. Moving beyond the western intellectual paradigm, the volume examines how Asian literature, films, and art interact with Latin American literature and ideas to reexamine, reconsider, and re-explore issues related to the two regions' historical traumas, cultural identities, indigenous/vernacular traditions, and peripheral global-ness. The volume argues that Asian and Latin American literary and cultural endeavors are part of these regions' broader efforts to search for the forms of modernity that best fit their unique sociohistorical and sociocultural conditions.
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English Verse

English Verse

The problem of Middle English word stress In this chapter we will investigate the accentual structure of disyllabic and trisyllabic Middle and early modern English words belonging to these categories : 1 ) native - English words ( lady ...

Author: Marina Tarlinskaja

Publisher: Hague : Mouton

ISBN: UCSC:32106001575965

Category: English language

Page: 352

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Categories: English language

Objective Approach To English Literature For Net Jrt Slet And Pre ph d Registration Test

Objective Approach To English Literature For Net  Jrt  Slet And Pre ph d  Registration Test

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a ( a ) modern allegory ( b ) romance ( c ) satire ( d ) fable 120. Treasure Island was published in a ( a ) periodical ( b ) London daily ... Which novel by Stevenson was left unfinished by his early death ?

Author: Ivan K. Masih

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126906197

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Page: 600

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The Book Is Based On The Uniform Pattern Of Syllabus For M.A. In English For Indian Universities Prescribed By The Ugc. It Is Comprehensive And Covers The Entire History Of British Literature. It Also Includes Exhaustive Material On American Literature, Commonwealth Literature And Indian Writing In English. There Is A Useful Section On Classics Of World Literature Too.It Will Cater To The Need Of Postgraduate Students And Scholars, As Well As Anyone Preparing For Competitive Examinations Like Net, Jrf, Slet And Pre-Ph.D. Registration Test. The Book Presents Multiple Choice Questions And Answers And Is Indispensable For Any Examination One May Choose To Prepare For.
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Gender and the Modern Sherlock Holmes

Gender and the Modern Sherlock Holmes

The advertising of Sherlock Holmes as a bromance with homoerotic undertones should be seen as part of this new strategy, ... and Jude Law was still remembered for his early role in the homoerotic thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), ...

Author: Nadine Farghaly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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From his 1887 literary debut to his many film and television adaptations, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has lost none of his appeal. Besides Holmes himself, no character in Conan Doyle’s stories proves as interesting as the astute detective’s constant companion, Dr. Watson, who somehow seems both superfluous and essential. While Conan Doyle does not depict Holmes and Watson as equals, he avoids presenting Watson as incompetent, as he was made to appear on screen for decades. A variety of reimagined Holmeses and Watsons in recent years have depicted their relationship as more nuanced and complementary. Focusing on the Guy Ritchie films, the BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’s Elementary, this collection of new essays explores the ideas and implications behind these adaptations.
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The Bromance Book Club

The Bromance Book Club

Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men.

Author: Lyssa Kay Adams

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9781984806093

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men.
Categories: Fiction