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Men desiring men : the poetry of same-sex identity and desire in German classicism

Author: Susan E Gustafson
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2002.
Series: Kritik (Detroit, Mich.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At what point in history did a "homosexual identity" begin to emerge? Many cultural historians have agreed with Foucault that the late nineteenth century witnessed its birth - they argue that earlier eras were dominated by discourses of sodomy, and that people of earlier eras understood sodomy as a category of forbidden acts and did not engage in producing same-sex identity formations. In this rethinking of the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Gustafson
ISBN: 0814330290 9780814330296
OCLC Number: 48557528
Description: 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Searching for Signs of Same-Sex Identity and Desire in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Europe --
ch. 2. Goethe and Winckelmann: Articulating Same-Sex Identity and Desire. Spelling Winckelmann. Elective Affinities or Metaphors of Self and (Same-Sex) Desire. Werther and Wilhelm: Inciting Poetic Expressions of Male Same-Sex Identity and Desire --
ch. 3. Male Interlocutors and Literary Articulations of Male Same-Sex Desire. Fundamental Structure of Male Interlocution and Desire in Goethe's Novels. Struggling to Name an Unnamed Desire: Egmont and Ferdinand. Expressing Natural Desires between Men: Gotz and Weislingen. Making Metaphors of Male Same-Sex Desire: Tasso and Antonio.
Series Title: Kritik (Detroit, Mich.)
Responsibility: Susan E. Gustafson.

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Many cultural historians agreed with Foucault that the late 19th century witnesses the birth of the homosexual identity. This work argues that the literature and discourse of male-male desire was  Read more...

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