Closeted Writing and Lesbian and Gay Literature: Classical, Early Modern, Eighteenth-century

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 295 pages
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Arguing for renewed attention to covert same-sex-oriented writing (and to authorial intention more generally), this study explores the representation of female and male homosexuality in late sixteenth- through mid-eighteenth-century British and French literature. The author also uncovers and analyzes long-term continuities in the representation of same-sex love, sex, and desire. Covering multiple genres (poems, plays, novels) and modes (such as satire, scandal, and pornography), this study engages with the historiography of sexuality as a whole.
  

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Contents

Closeted Writing before The Closet
3
PhilipsLover and the Abominable Madame de Murat
19
Metamorphosis and Homosexuality
163
Iphis lanthe and Others on the Early Modern Stage
199
Postscript
251
Index
285
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David M. Robinson teaches English Literature and Lesbian & Gay Studies at the University of Arizona, USA.

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