The Cross-dressed Caribbean: Writing, Politics, Sexualities

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Maria Cristina Fumagalli, Bénédicte Ledent, Roberto del Valle Alcalá
University of Virginia Press, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 309 pages
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Studies of sexuality in Caribbean culture are on the rise, focusing mainly on homosexuality and homophobia or on regional manifestations of normative and nonnormative sexualities. The Cross-Dressed Caribbean extends this exploration by using the trope of transvestism not only to analyze texts and contexts from anglophone, francophone, Spanish, Dutch, and diasporic Caribbean literature and film but also to highlight reinventions of sexuality and resistance to different forms of exploitation and oppression.


Roberto del Valle Alcalá, University of Alcalá * Lee Easton, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning * Odile Ferly, Clark University * Kelly Hewson, Mount Royal University * Isabel Hoving, Leiden University * Wendy Knepper, Brunel University * Carine Mardorossian, University at Buffalo, SUNY * Shani Mootoo * Michael Niblett, University of Warwick * Kerstin Oloff, Durham University * Lizabeth Paravisini, Vassar College * Mayra Santos-Febres, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras * Paula Sato, Kent State University * Lawrence Scott * Karina Smith, Victoria University * Roberto Strongman, University of California, Santa Barbara * Chantal Zabus, University of Paris 13

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Maria Cristina Fumagalli is Professor of Literature at the University of Essex, U.K.; Bénédicte Ledent is Professor of English at the University of Liège, Belgium; Roberto del Valle Alcalá is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alcalá, Spain.

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