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Straight writ queer : non-normative expressions of heterosexuality in literature

Author: Richard Fantina
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines literature previously viewed as "straight" in a search for alternative manifestations of desire and performance, relationships that contain an apparent disconnect between gender and desire. With broad coverage of many periods, authors, and genres, the 17 essays identify inherently queer heterosexual practices and critique the idea of heteronormativity, blurring the line between homo- and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Straight writ queer.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006
(OCoLC)607761988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Fantina
ISBN: 0786426381 9780786426386
OCLC Number: 70707735
Description: vii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: Crossing the Streets, Queering the Sheets, or: "Do You Want to Save the Changes to Queer Heterosexuality?" / Calvin Thomas 1 --
Part I Imperfect Sodomy and Queer Chastity --
1 Back Door Sex: Renaissance Gynosodomy, Aretino, and the Exotic / Celia R. Daileader 25 --
2 Pegging Ernest Hemingway: Masochism, Sodomy, and the Dominant Woman / Richard Fantina 46 --
3 Queer Desire and Heterosexual Consummation in the Anchoritic Mystical Tradition / Susannah Mary Chewning 68 --
4 Deviant Celibacy: Renouncing Dinah's Little Fetish in Adam Bede / Kate Faber Oestreich 82 --
Part II The Victorians, of Course --
5 The Mark of the Brotherhood: Homosexual Panic and the Foreign Other in Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White / Richard Nemesvari 95 --
6 "A rod of flexible steel in that little hand": Female Dominance and Male Masochism in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Aurora Floyd / Denise Hunter Gravatt 109 --
7 "Was ever hero in this fashion won?" Alternative Sexualities in the Novels of George Meredith / Melissa Shields Jenkins 124 --
8 She: Rider Haggard's Queer Adventures / Shannon Young 134 --
Part III The Incommensurability of Sex/Gender/Desire --
9 Strange Anatomy, Strange Sexuality: The Queer Body in Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex / Zachary Sifuentes 145 --
10 Freudian Foreplay: Lesbian Failure and Freud's Desire in "The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman" / Ashley T. Shelden 158 --
11 Latent Lesbians and Heterosexual Narrative: Tracing a Queer Poetics in Fay Weldon's Fiction / Lorena Russell 170 --
12 Stepping into the Same River Twice: The Tragic Sexual Mulatto and Subversion of the Inside/Outside Dialectic in the Novels of E. Lynn Harris and Alice Walker / Grace Sikorski 183 --
13 "Beautiful, or thick, or right, or complicated": Queer Heterosexuality in the Young Adult Works of Cynthia Voigt and Francesca Lia Block / Deborah Kaplan, Rebecca Rabinowitz 197 --
Part IV Instabilities and Wayward Subversions --
14 Nom de Guerre: Homosociality in Timothy Findley's The Wars / Shelton Waldrep 209 --
15 Granville Barker's Effeminate Heterosexuals: The New Drama's New Men / Anne Stiles 219 --
16 "The most primeval of passions": Incest in the Service of Women in Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop / Madeleine Monson-Rosen 232 --
17 "If thou art God, avenge thyself!" Sade and Swinburne as Christian Atheists / Carol Poster 244.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Fantina ; foreword by Calvin Thomas.
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