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Marie Helena Loughlin

demonstrates, although on the Continent such legislation could indeed apply to female same-sex intercourse (tribadism) and heterosexual anal intercourse, in practice it applied largely to anal penetrative sex between men. Prosecutions for tribadism were vanishingly rare on the Continent and simply non-existent in England; while for heterosexual anal intercourse they were “relatively rare” (Same-Sex 76). More importantly, however, even though this statute and those which 59 Loughlin, Same-sex desire in early modern England.indd 59 18/12/2013 15:25:02 Same-Sex Desire in

in Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550–1735
Frankenstein’s queer Gothic
Mair Rigby

as persistently as the Monster pursues Victor. The fact that ‘unspeakable’ is one of the most famous code words for sex between men and, as Sedgwick notes, one of the most distinctive Gothic tropes again suggests a relationship between the conventions of Gothic textuality and historically determined discourses about homosexuality. 18 Of course the code ‘unspeakable’ does not actually reflect a

in Queering the Gothic
Angus Brown

carries it confidently into the more solid architecture of his own fiction. In Taha and Matt’s hands, in Nantwich and Will’s, fantasy infiltrates the The touch of reading in Hollinghurst’s early prose   33 acutely observed realism of The Swimming-Pool Library. Although sex between men is out in the open in Hollinghurst’s work, the tension, the need, and the secrecy of the style his thesis documents is still present in his writing, still activated and implicated by our touch. Queer bibliography The textual care that Hollinghurst’s thesis takes turns into a more

in Alan Hollinghurst
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: Princeton University Press, 2007) , 29. 8 See Nissen, Manly Love ; Caleb Crain, American Sympathy: Men, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001) ; Jonathan Ned Katz, Love Stories: Sex Between Men Before Homosexuality (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003) ; Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985) . 9 Morris Berman, The Twilight of American Culture (New York: Norton, 2000) , 35. 10 Michiko Kakutani, ‘Grim View of a

in The politics of male friendship in contemporary American fiction
Marvell and the neo- Laudians
Martin Dzelzainis

, 133, 141, 146, 148, 158. 9 Thomas Hobbes, Six Lessons to the Professors of the Mathematiques (London, 1656), p. 56. 10 Mark Goldie, ‘John Locke and Anglican Royalism’, Political Studies, 31.1 (1983), 61–​85 (p. 67). 11 Nicholas von Maltzahn, ‘Samuel Butler’s Milton’, Studies in Philology, 92 (1995), 482–​95. 12 See Paul Hammond, Figuring Sex between Men from Shakespeare to Rochester (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 191–​95, and Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker, Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp

in From Republic to Restoration
Rewriting Shakespeare in A Poem upon the Death of O. C.
Alex Garganigo

Echo and Narcissus, he also echoes his own self-identification as Echo in ‘To His Coy Mistress’, line 27 (‘My echoing song’). On some implications of this phrase, see P. Hammond, Figuring Sex between Men from Shakespeare to Rochester (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 219–24, esp. 224. 32 Cf. Knoppers, Constructing Cromwell, p. 151; Smith, The Chameleon, p. 152: ‘Eliza is a wax model of her father within him’. 33 Sherwood, Oliver Cromwell, pp. 144–150, 158. 34 Ibid. p. 145. 35 N. Llewellyn, ‘The royal body: monuments of the dead, for the living’, in L

in Texts and readers in the Age of Marvell
Unveiling American Muslim women in Rolla Selbak’s Three Veils (2011)
Alberto Fernández Carbajal

contemporaneous societies. It is important to note that the rape of women is not once mentioned in the Qur’an. The Qur’an also sanctions forms of non-consensual sex between men and women, such as between a free Muslim man and his female slaves. The work of Azman Mohd Noor demonstrates that classical Islamic jurists attempted to redress the sacred text’s lack of reference to women’s sexual rights: ‘Rape is translated in Arabic as ightisāb or zinā bi al-ikrāh , which literally can be translated back to English as forcible unlawful sexual intercourse. The word ightisāb

in Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film
Rochester, Mennes, Pepys, Urquhart and the sense of dis-ordure
Peter J. Smith

but fated buggery implies that Rochester was fully aware of, and antipathetic towards, the moral bankruptcy of the Stuart court. Indeed Hammond goes so far as to conclude that Rochester’s depiction of homosexual relations is ultimately reactionary, even condemnatory: ‘It is a way of conceptualising sex between men which would surely have satisfied the most censorious Restoration divine.’ 88

in Between two stools
Robert Shaughnessy

between men in the UK, was not so much rejected as not even countenanced. 7 Audrey (Anthony Hopkins) and Touchstone (Derek Jacobi) in rehearsal, the National Theatre, 1967 Williams’s insistence that there had been ‘no female

in As You Like It
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Writing sex and nation
Emer Nolan

point in the development of celebrity culture during the 1960s, and herself rapidly becomes something of a media star. The scandal attached to her name and image in Ireland only enhanced her glamorous image in Britain and America. And the works themselves have an affinity with popular romance forms that would generally have been understood as mainly of interest to women readers. Despite the grim representation of sex between men and women in O’Brien, most of the women she writes about are invested, above anything else, in their romantic relationships with male

in Five Irish women