New PDF release: Queering the Renaissance (Series Q)

By Jonathan Goldberg

Queering the Renaissance bargains an immense reassessment of the sector of Renaissance stories. accumulating essays by way of 16 critics operating in the viewpoint of homosexual and lesbian reviews, this assortment redraws the map of sexuality and gender experiences within the Renaissance. Taken jointly, those essays stream past proscribing notions of identification politics by way of finding traditionally types of same-sex hope that aren't geared up when it comes to smooth definitions of gay and heterosexual.
The presence of up to date background should be felt during the quantity, starting with an research of the makes use of of Renaissance precedents within the 1986 U.S. excellent courtroom choice Bowers v. Hardwick, to a section at the foundations of 'our' nationwide imaginary, and an afterword that addresses how id politics has formed the paintings of early smooth historians. the quantity examines canonical and noncanonical texts, together with hugely coded poems of the fifteenth-century Italian poet Burchiello, a story from Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron, and Erasmus's letters to a tender male acolyte. English texts supply a significant concentration, together with works through Spenser, Shakespeare, Bacon, Donne, Beaumont and Fletcher, Crashaw, and Dryden. extensive suveys of the advanced terrains of friendship and sodomy are explored in a single essay, whereas one other deals a cross-cultural examining of the discursive websites of lesbian desire.

Contributors. Alan Bray, Marcie Frank, Carla Freccero, Jonathan Goldberg, Janet Halley, Graham Hammill, Margaret Hunt, Donald N. Mager, Jeff Masten, Elizabeth Pittenger, Richard Rambuss, Alan ok. Smith, Dorothy Stephens, Forrest Tyler Stevens, Valerie Traub, Michael Warner

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