Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion Before Stonewall

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Oktober 2001



An examination of the concept of orphandom in gay and lesbian experience, and how it has been instrumental in defining and mobilizing queer subcultures.


Contents: The invert, the foundling and the "Member of the Tribe" Hart Crane's history Feeling and affiliation in Willa Cather The secret public of physique culture The ambivalence of lesbian pulp fiction Contexts and afterlives


Christopher Nealon is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.


"Foundlings is a first-rate, innovative, and unprecedented work that will take the literary world by storm. Christopher Nealon proves himself here to be the very best of a new generation of queer theorists." - Judith Butler "Foundlings provides a new paradigm for thinking historically and theoretically about the longing for history within gay and lesbian texts. This is not just a stunning addition to gay historiography but also a challenge to the historicist turn in literary and cultural criticism." - Bill Brown, author of The Material Unconscious: American Amusement, Stephen Crane, and the Economies of Play " ... passionate, precise and creative readings ..."--ENGLISH, Vol 52, Number 204, Autumn 2003
EAN: 9780822326977
ISBN: 0822326973
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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