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Hispanisms and homosexualities

Author: Sylvia Molloy; Robert McKee Irwin
Publisher: Durham (N.C.) : Duke University Press, 1998.
Series: Series Q.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presents a critical work in Hispanic and queer studies. This book brings together essays that advance Hispanic studies and gay and lesbian studies by calling into question what is meant by the words  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Molloy; Robert McKee Irwin
ISBN: 9780822321989 082232198X
OCLC Number: 804299769
Description: XVI, 319 p.
Contents: Acknowledgments viiIntroduction / Sylvia Molloy and Robert McKee Irwin ixI. Gender at Loss Interrogating Hermaphroditism in Sixteenth-Century Spain / Israel Burshatin 3Skirting the Question: Lesbians and Maria de Zayas / Mary S. Gossy 19The Legend of Jorge Cuesta: The Perils of Alchemy and The Paranoia of Gender / Robert McKee Irwin 29II. Nationalism and Desire Poetry, Revolution, Homophobia: Polemics from the Mexican Revolution / Daniel Balderston 57Nationalism, Male Anxiety, and the Lesbian Body in Puerto Rican Narrative / Agnes I. Lugo-Ortiz 76Caribbean Dislocations: Arenas and Ramos Otero in New York / Ruben Rios Avila 101III. Queers and/in Performance The Swishing of Gender: Homographetic Marks in Lazarillo de Tormes / B. Sifuentes Jauregui 123The Poetics of Posing / Sylvia Molloy 141The Signifying Queen: Critical Notes from a Latino Queer / Oscar Montero 161Pedro Zamora's Real World of Counterpublicity: Performing an Ethics of the Self / Jose Esteban Munoz 175IV. Desire and Representation Sexual Terror: Identity and Fragmentation in Juan Goytisolo's Paisajes despues de la batalla / Brad Epps 197Abjection and Ambiguity: Lesbian Desire in Bemberg's Yo, la peor de todas / Emilie Bergmann 229Cuban Homosexualities: On the Beach with Nestor Almendros and Reinaldo Arenas / Paul Julian Smith 248Virgilio Penera: On the Weight of the Insular Flesh / Jose Quiroga 269Works Cited 287Contributors 309Index 313
Series Title: Series Q.
Responsibility: Silvia Molloy and Robert Mckee Irwin, editors.


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