Nineteenth Century Writings on Homosexuality

Nineteenth Century Writings on Homosexuality

Containing a general introduction, section headnotes, a bibliography of primary and secondary source material, this book is extraordinarily well researched.

Author: Chris White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134742806

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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Nineteenth-Century Writings on Homosexuality is a comprehensive collection which provides, for the first time in one volume, many texts unavailable outside specialised academic libraries. Chris White has brought together a wide range of primary source material, including prose, poetry, fiction, history and polemic from 1810 to 1914. Nineteenth-Century Writings on Homosexuality includes writing on: * trials and scandals * censorship and homophobia * cultural and personal history * love and friendship * lesbianism * aestheticism and decadence * sexual tourism and colonialism * cross-class desire * sodomy and sadomasochism. Containing a general introduction, section headnotes, a bibliography of primary and secondary source material, this book is extraordinarily well researched.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Strangers

Strangers

A fresh examination of the development of homosexual culture during the nineteenth century in Europe and America describes the lives of gay men and women, how they discovered their sexuality, how they made contact with like-minded people, ...

Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393326497

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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A fresh examination of the development of homosexual culture during the nineteenth century in Europe and America describes the lives of gay men and women, how they discovered their sexuality, how they made contact with like-minded people, the relationship of gay culture to religion, and how homosexuals were treated by society. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Categories: Social Science

Strangers

Strangers

In Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century, award-winning author Graham Robb explores the story – and history – of male and female homosexuality in the UK and US, uncovering elements from legislature, literature, medicine ...

Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509855643

Category: History

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In Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century, award-winning author Graham Robb explores the story – and history – of male and female homosexuality in the UK and US, uncovering elements from legislature, literature, medicine and day-to-day life that point to a particularly self-aware and sophisticated culture of Victorian homosexuality. Drawing on famous cases such as the Wilde trials, as well as a wide variety of previously neglected sources, Robb recreates this era with great insight, humour and aplomb, exploding modern myths and restoring the real and vibrant truth of homosexual love to today’s readers: Strangers tells a tale that is in part familiar, and in part extremely surprising – a story of oppression and secrecy, but also of unexpected tolerance and familiarity.
Categories: History

Nineteenth Century Writings on Homosexuality

Nineteenth Century Writings on Homosexuality

Nineteenth-century Writings on Homosexuality collects together texts concerned with same-sex desire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Author: Chris White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134742813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 112

Nineteenth-Century Writings on Homosexuality is a comprehensive collection which provides, for the first time in one volume, many texts unavailable outside specialised academic libraries. Chris White has brought together a wide range of primary source material, including prose, poetry, fiction, history and polemic from 1810 to 1914. Nineteenth-Century Writings on Homosexuality includes writing on: * trials and scandals * censorship and homophobia * cultural and personal history * love and friendship * lesbianism * aestheticism and decadence * sexual tourism and colonialism * cross-class desire * sodomy and sadomasochism. Containing a general introduction, section headnotes, a bibliography of primary and secondary source material, this book is extraordinarily well researched.
Categories: Literary Criticism

London and the Culture of Homosexuality 1885 1914

London and the Culture of Homosexuality  1885 1914

"London and the Culture of Homosexuality explores the relationship between London and male homosexuality from the criminalisation of all 'acts of gross indecency' between men in 1885 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 - years ...

Author: Matt Cook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521822076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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"London and the Culture of Homosexuality explores the relationship between London and male homosexuality from the criminalisation of all 'acts of gross indecency' between men in 1885 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 - years marked by an intensification in concern about male-male relationships and also by the emergence of an embryonic homosexual rights movement. Taking his cue from literary and lesbian and gay scholars, urban historians and cultural geographers, Matt Cook combines discussion of London's homosexual subculture with a detailed examination of its representation in the press, in science and in literature. The conjunction of approaches used in this study provides fresh insights into the development of ideas about the modern homosexual and into the many different ways of comprehending and taking part in London's culture of homosexuality."--Jacket.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Coming Out

Coming Out

Coming Out records the development of lesbian and gay identities and struggles for equality from the harsh legal and social oppression of the nineteenth century to the tremendous impact of the gay liberation movement in the 1970s and beyond ...

Author: Jeffrey Weeks

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019090536

Category: Gay and lesbian studies

Page: 294

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"Much acclaimed when first published in 1977 as a pioneering study of the growth of homosexual consciousness, this classic and prize-winning book is now reissued in a revised and updated version. Coming Out records the development of lesbian and gay identities and struggles for equality from the harsh legal and social oppression of the nineteenth century to the tremendous impact of the gay liberation movement in the 1970s and beyond."--From cover.
Categories: Gay and lesbian studies

Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford

Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford

Beautifully written and argued with subtlety, the book is indispensable for students of Victorian literature, culture, gender studies, and the nature of social change."—Choice "Hellenism and Homosexuality... presents a detailed and ...

Author: Linda C. Dowling

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801468742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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"Dowling's compact and intelligently argued study is concerned with the late-Victorian emergence of homosexuality as an identity rather than as an activity.... [This identity] was formed out of notions of Hellenism current in mid-century Oxford that were held to be lofty and ennobling and even a kind of substitute for a waning Christianity."—Nineteenth- Century Literature "Dowling's study is an exceptionally clear-headed and far-reaching analysis of the way Greek studies operated as a 'homosexual code' during the great age of English university reform.... Beautifully written and argued with subtlety, the book is indispensable for students of Victorian literature, culture, gender studies, and the nature of social change."—Choice "Hellenism and Homosexuality... presents a detailed and knowledgeable... account of such factors as the Oxford Movement and the influence of such Victorian dons as Jowett and Pater and the evolving evaluations of Classical Greece, its mores and morals. It is also enhanced by [an] analysis of Greek terminology with homosexual connotations, as to be found, for instance, in Plato's Republic."—Lambda Book Report
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mapping Male Sexuality

Mapping Male Sexuality

Essays on attitudes to same sex relationships in nineteenth century England. The essays examine writers such as Byron, George Eliot, Wilde, Shaw and others.

Author: Elizabeth Dell

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Essays on attitudes to same sex relationships in nineteenth century England. The essays examine writers such as Byron, George Eliot, Wilde, Shaw and others.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Nineteenth century Literature Criticism

Nineteenth century Literature Criticism

378-85 in Scotland, 385-91 influence and legacy, 391-400 The Governess in
Nineteenth-Century Literature NCLC 104: 1-131 overviews and ... 441-8
Homosexuality in Nineteenth-Century Literature NCLC 56: 78-182 defining
homosexuality.

Author: Laurie Lanzen Harris

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062080323

Category: Literature, Modern

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
Categories: Literature, Modern

Getting Around

Getting Around

My chapters focus both on the ways authors respond to the language of sexual types in other texts and on the ways other texts respond to them as they continue to circulate.

Author: Natasha Hurley

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1011769176

Category: Gays in literature

Page: 299

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Categories: Gays in literature

Glances Backward

Glances Backward

Many of these works, such as The Cult of the Purple Rose, the story of a gay alliance at 1890s Harvard, are reprinted here for the first time since their original publication.

Author: James J. Gifford

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551117287

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 414

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Glances Backward brings together in one volume a broad selection of nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American writings about gay male love, including love stories, Westerns, ghostly tales, poetry, drama, essays, letters, and memoirs. Many of these works, such as The Cult of the Purple Rose, the story of a gay alliance at 1890s Harvard, are reprinted here for the first time since their original publication. Henry Blake Fuller’s “Allisonian Classical Academy” has until now been available only in manuscript form. In addition to works by lesser-known authors, selections by Henry James, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Horatio Alger, Jr., Jack London, and Willa Cather are included.
Categories: Literary Collections

Homosexuality in Italian Literature Society and Culture 1789 1919

Homosexuality in Italian Literature  Society  and Culture  1789 1919

This book makes a substantial contribution to Italian studies and modern European history.

Author: Lorenzo Benadusi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443892247

Category: History

Page: 285

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Homosexuality, bisexuality, transvestitism, and trans-genders represented new ideas, customs, and mentalities which shattered nineteenth-century Italy. At this time, Italy was a state in the making, with a growing population, a fading aristocracy, and new urban classes entering the scene. While still an extremely Catholic country, atheism and secularization slowly undermined the old, traditional morality, with literature and poetry endorsing innovative fashions coming from abroad. Laxity mixed with perversion, while new forms of sexuality mirrored the immense changes taking place in a society that, since time immemorial, was dominated by the Church and by a rigid class system. This was a revolution, parallel to the political movements that brought about the Unification of Italy in 1861, and was tormented, intense, and occasionally tragic. This collection of essays offers a rather comprehensive overview of this phenomenon. Personalities and places, ideas and novels, poetry and tragedy, law and customs, are the subject of ten essays, written by leading international experts in Italian history, the history of sexuality, literature and poetry. The Italian nineteenth century is a time of a number of rapid changes, visible and invisible revolutions, often given less attention than the unification process. This book makes a substantial contribution to Italian studies and modern European history.
Categories: History

The Politics of Love

The Politics of Love

What would love be if heterosexual couples were no longer assigned gender and sexual norms? Maxime Foerster examines the Òheterosexual troubleÓ between men and women in nineteenth-century French Romantic and Decadent literature.

Author: Maxime Foerster

Publisher: University of New Hampshire Press

ISBN: 9781512601718

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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What would love be if heterosexual couples were no longer assigned gender and sexual norms? Maxime Foerster examines the Òheterosexual troubleÓ between men and women in nineteenth-century French Romantic and Decadent literature. Key works by authors ranging from George Sand to Charles Baudelaire persistently demonstrate that heterosexuality did not work: these authors, and many others, investigated the struggle that men and women alike waged against patriarchal norms. Whereas Romantic fiction dedicated itself to the reinvention of love, Decadence promoted sexual and gender deviance. In expertly evaluating the discord afflicting fictional heterosexual couples, male and female dandies, and doctors and their female patients, Foerster shows the crucial role that literature played in the fashioning of alternative identities. A concluding look at ProustÕs Ë la recherche du temps perdu traces the legacy of heterosexual trouble in the twentieth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Nameless Offences

Nameless Offences

This groundbreaking book offers the definitive portrait of male homosexuality in the nineteenth century and includes many perceptive insights into what it reveals about the interaction between public and private morality which lay at the ...

Author: H. G. Cocks

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1848850905

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This is a detailed and vivid examination of homosexual activity in the 19th century and the creation of the "closet."
Categories: Social Science

Male Male Intimacy in Early America

Male Male Intimacy in Early America

He recognizes that men have been sexually attracted to other men throughout American history, and in this book, examines their historical options for expressing that attraction.

Author: William E Benemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317953463

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 905

Previously hard-to-find information on homosexuality in early America—now in a convenient single volume! Few of us are familiar with the gay men on General Washington’s staff or among the leaders of the new republic. Now, in the same way that Alex Haley’s Roots provided a generation of African Americans with an appreciation of their history, Male-Male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships will give many gay readers their first glimpse of homosexuality as a theme in early American history. Honored as a 2007 Stonewall Book Award nonfiction selection, Male-Male Intimacy in Early America is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of homosexual activity among American men in the early years of American history. This single source brings together information that has until now been widely scattered in journals and distant archives. The book draws on personal letters, diaries, court records, and contemporary publications to examine the role of homosexual activity in the lives of American men in the Colonial period and in the early years of the new republic. The author scoured research that was published in contemporary journals and also conducted his own research in over a dozen US archives, ranging from the Library of Congress to the Huntington Library, from the United Military Academy Archives to the Missouri Historical Society. Male-Male Intimacy in Early America explores: the role of the open frontier and the unregulated seas as places of refuge for men who would not enter into heterosexual relationships the sexual lives of American Indians—particularly the berdache tradition—and how the stereotypes associated with American Indian sexuality molded white America’s attitudes toward homosexuality homosexuality in slave narratives—and the homosexual subtexts of racist minstrel show lyrics the formation of European gay communities during American colonial times, with an emphasis on Berlin, Paris, and London—with English translations of material previously available only in German or French! homosexuality as presented in eighteenth-century novels popular with American readers, plus information on homosexuality that was published in medical treatises of the period United States Army and Navy courts-martial that focused on sodomy the sublimation of homosexuality by religious revival movements of the early nineteenth century, particularly among Quakers, Mormons, and Oneida Perfectionists social groups as a perceived cover for homosexual activity, with an emphasis on the Masonic Order non-procreative sexuality as a theme and as a threat during the American revolution the West in American literary tradition—and the role of popular writers such as James Fenimore Cooper and Davy Crockett in creating the myth of individual sexual freedom on the margins of American society Author William Benemann rejects Foucault’s contention that homosexuality is an artificial construct created by medico-legal authorities in the latter half of the nineteenth century. He recognizes that men have been sexually attracted to other men throughout American history, and in this book, examines their historical options for expressing that attraction. He also addresses related issues surrounding race and gender expectations, population and migration patterns, vocational choice, and information exchange. Written in a straightforward style that can easily be understood by lay readers, Male-Male Intimacy in Early America is an ideal choice for educators, students, and individuals interested in this unexplored area of American history and sexuality studies.
Categories: Fiction

Queer Cowboys

Queer Cowboys

Queer Cowboys recovers this forgotten culture of exclusively masculine, sometimes erotic, and often intimate camaraderie in fiction, photographs, illustrations, song lyrics, historical ephemera, and theatrical performances.

Author: C. Packard

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312293402

Category: History

Page: 144

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Why do the earliest representations of cowboy-figures symbolizing the highest ideals of manhood in American culture exclude male-female desire while promoting homosocial and homoerotic bonds? Evidence from the best-known Western writers and artists of the post-Civil War period - Owen Wister, Mark Twain, Frederic Remington, George Catlin - as well as now-forgotten writers, illustrators, and photographers, suggest that in the period before the word 'homosexual' and its synonyms were invented, same-sex intimacy and erotic admiration were key aspects of a masculine code. These males-only clubs of journalists, cowboys, miners, Indian vaqueros defined themselves by excluding femininity and the cloying ills of domesticity, while embracing what Roosevelt called 'strenuous living' with other bachelors in the relative 'purity' of wilderness conditions. Queer Cowboys recovers this forgotten culture of exclusively masculine, sometimes erotic, and often intimate camaraderie in fiction, photographs, illustrations, song lyrics, historical ephemera, and theatrical performances.
Categories: History

Nameless Offences

Nameless Offences

Author: Harry Cocks

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1056195187

Category: Gay men

Page:

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Categories: Gay men