The Well of Loneliness

Author: Radclyffe Hall

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224559

Category: Lesbians

Page: 414

View: 7148


The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel.


The Coming-out Story and Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity

Author: Esther Saxey

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488752

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 4142


"Homoplot" analyses the lesbian, gay and bisexual coming-out story in fiction and autobiography from the late 1960s to the present day. These stories are recognised as an invaluable record of lesbian, gay or bisexual life. However, this book illuminates their equally vital role as active tools in the arduous project of creating gay, lesbian and bisexual identities - constructing the identities they seem to describe. Homoplot shows how a popular twist of the plot, or a single common character trait, can be a powerful intervention into sexual politics. Approaching these texts with the tools of queer criticism, the book celebrates their success, but also illuminates their chief problem: how the need to create concrete sexual identities has often narrowed the range of queer experiences represented. Despite the ongoing popularity of coming-out stories, this is the first book-length study of the genre. "Homoplot" surveys hundreds of examples - including in-depth readings of authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Dorothy Allison, Rita Mae Brown, Oscar Moore, Paul Monette and Aaron Fricke - and provides an incisive account of the genre's defining features. The book is essential reading for anyone considering queer literature, or lesbian, gay and bisexual identity in the twentieth century and beyond. Researchers and students considering life history and autobiography will also benefit from its analysis of feminist and queer politics.

Transgender and Intersex: Theoretical, Practical, and Artistic Perspectives

Author: Stefan Horlacher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349713252

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 8111


This book takes both transgender and intersex positions into account and asks about commonalities and strategic alliances in terms of knowledge, theory, philosophy, art, and life experience. It strikes a balance between works on literature, film, photography, sports, law, and general theory, bringing together humanistic and social science approaches. Horlacher adopts a non-hierarchical perspective and asks how transgender and intersex issues are conceptualized from a variety of different viewpoints and to what extent artistic and creative discourses offer their own uniquely relevant forms of knowledge and expression.

Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the USSR

Author: Catherine Baker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137528044

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4776


A concise and accessible introduction to the gender histories of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. These essays juxtapose established topics in gender history such as motherhood, masculinities, work and activism with newer areas, such as the history of imprisonment and the transnational history of sexuality.

Histories of the Transgender Child

Author: Julian Gill-Peterson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452958157

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 9594


A groundbreaking twentieth-century history of transgender children With transgender rights front and center in American politics, media, and culture, the pervasive myth still exists that today’s transgender children are a brand new generation—pioneers in a field of new obstacles and hurdles. Histories of the Transgender Child shatters this myth, uncovering a previously unknown twentieth-century history when transgender children not only existed but preexisted the term transgender and its predecessors, playing a central role in the medicalization of trans people, and all sex and gender. Beginning with the early 1900s when children with “ambiguous” sex first sought medical attention, to the 1930s when transgender people began to seek out doctors involved in altering children’s sex, to the invention of the category gender, and finally the 1960s and ’70s when, as the field institutionalized, transgender children began to take hormones, change their names, and even access gender confirmation, Julian Gill-Peterson reconstructs the medicalization and racialization of children’s bodies. Throughout, they foreground the racial history of medicine that excludes black and trans of color children through the concept of gender’s plasticity, placing race at the center of their analysis and at the center of transgender studies. Until now, little has been known about early transgender history and life and its relevance to children. Using a wealth of archival research from hospitals and clinics, including incredible personal letters from children to doctors, as well as scientific and medical literature, this book reaches back to the first half of the twentieth century—a time when the category transgender was not available but surely existed, in the lives of children and parents.

Guide to Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598239076

Category: Out-of-print books

Page: 948

View: 4689


The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.


Author: Charlotte Brontë

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260728

Category: Fiction

Page: 474

View: 7415


With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Sally Minogue, Department of English, Canterbury Christ Church University College. Arguably Bronte's most refined and deeply felt work, 'Villette' draws on her experiences as a teacher in Brussels, as well as her profound loneliness following the deaths of her siblings. It is a moving tale of repressed feelings and subjection to cruel circumstance and position, borne with heroic fortitude. Lucy Snowe, the narrator of 'Villette', flees from an unhappy past in England to begin a new life as a teacher at a French boarding school in the great cosmopolitan capital of Villette. Soon Lucy's struggle for independence is overshadowed by both her friendship with a worldly English doctor and her feelings for an autocratic schoolmaster. Bronte's strikingly modern heroine must decide if there is any man in her society with whom she can live and still be free. Rising above the frustrations of confinement within a rigid social order, it is the story of a woman's right to love and be loved. AUTHOR Charlotte Bronte(1816-1855) was oldest of the three Bronte sisters to achieve fame. Her first published novel 'Jane Eyre' remains her most popular work, but her subsequent books, 'Shirley', 'Villette' and the posthumously-published 'The Professor' are all highly rated.

Romantic Thoughts in Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud

Author: Victoria Tutschka

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640489365


Page: 24

View: 9863


Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt (Sprachwissenschaft), course: Romanticism, language: English, abstract: William Wordsworth is known as one of the most influential English Romantic Poet. Born in the year 1770 in Cockermouth, a beautiful landscape of the English Lake District, his whole life and work was characterized by the love of nature. Yet in his early ages he and his beloved sister Dorothy were taught important poetry of Shakespeare and Milton by their rarely present father. William was treated harsh by his relatives, when he had to stay at his mother's home in Penrith as a teenager, but as a result he found comfort, tranquility and happiness in exploring the beauty of the nature on his own. In the first years of the 1790s he visited France and was impressed by the revolutionary force of the Republican movement. During his stay he fell in love with Annett Vallon, a French woman and got a daughter with her. Due to the developing British-French war, he had to leave France soon and saw Anett and their daughter seldom again, but always stayed in contact with them. In 1793 Wordsworth wrote the first version of the so-called manifesto of English Romantic Criticism: the 'Preface to Lyrical Ballads' with "experimental" poems. Together with his friend, the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, he produced the first of four editions of 'Lyrical Ballads' in the year 1798. In this central Romantic work, he defines poetry as " the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings from emotions recollected in tranquility.."

The Wordsworth Collection of Classic Short Stories

Author: Rosemary Gray

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840222708

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 1408

View: 1818


These accomplished tales from the pens of great writers are object-lessons in the art of creating a literary masterpiece on a small canvas