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Marie Helena Loughlin

’ celebration of the beauty of youths and boys, as it does to early modern social reality. On the nature of the ‘boy’ as an erotic object in this period, see (for example) P. Stallybrass, ‘Transvestism and the Body Beneath: Speculating on the Boy Actor’, in Erotic Politics, ed. S. Zimmerman (New York, 1992), pp. 65–83; and L. Jardine, Still Harping on Daughters (Brighton, 1983). 12 Loughlin, Same-sex desire in early modern England.indd 12 18/12/2013 15:25:00 General Introduction relationship between sodomitical desire and statecraft. In the anonymous satirical poem The

in Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550–1735
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Fantasies of supersession and explosive questions in the York and Chester Flood plays
Daisy Black

Later Middle Ages , ed. by Isabel Davis, Miriam Müller and Sarah Rees Jones (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003), pp. 63–76 and Neil Cartlidge, Medieval Marriage: Literary Approaches, 1100–1300 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1997), pp. 1–32. 14 See Twycross, ‘“Transvestism” in the Mystery Plays’, 123–80; Peter Happé and others, ‘Thoughts on “Transvestism” by Divers Hands’, METh , 5.2 (1983) 110–22; Richard Rastall, ‘Female Roles in All-Male Casts’, METh , 7.1 (1985), 25–50; Robert L. A. Clark and Claire Sponsler, ‘Queer Play: The Cultural Work of Crossdressing in Medieval

in Play time
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An East End apocalypse
Brian Baker

, a knotted rope-end. Flattened nipples painted around with star-shapes, mapped skin: Sir William Withey Gull. 47 This scene of disguise and masquerade is overlaid with transvestism and the occult (‘painted around with star-shapes’), complicating the already troubled and split subjectivity of Gull. Hyde, the monstrous Doppelgänger , becomes Lady Gull, the monstrously impersonated wife. In the word ‘split’, the violence of the autopsy and of the murder is displaced onto images of somatic disruption, of the body

in Iain Sinclair
Marie Helena Loughlin

as indicating the rise of new forms of ‘homosexuality’, involving markers of transvestism and effeminacy, and indicating ‘a radical extension of the meaning of homosexuality’ (Bray, Homosexuality 88–9); the largely ‘socially diffused homosexuality’ of the Renaissance and seventeenth century changed profoundly, becoming a ‘continuing culture’, with new material markers, such as ‘clothes, gestures, language, particular buildings and public places’ that came to connote ‘homosexuality’ for the subculture’s participants and for its observers in the larger society (92

in Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550–1735
Patricia Duncker’s The Deadly Space Between and The Civil Partnership Act
Anne Quéma

structures of identity and relationships. David Punter argues that vestment and the ceremonial characterize Gothic narratives. 11 The novel takes this Gothic vestism one step further by developing a narrative transvestism whereby in his narrative performance Toby dons on and off the different accounts of the Oedipal myth that were produced throughout history. Spectacles of desire and performances of kinship are enhanced through

in Gothic kinship
Michèle Mendelssohn

‘rich investment’ of clippings ‘that matured their hard-core innocence’ (CCB 3). In the fourth section, he confesses: When I was very young my thrill was travesty: my tiny aunt’s stilettos were smuggled to school in a bag (CCB 4) The passage thrills with violence and sexual potential. Is it travesty, transvestism or tragedy? Or all three? The aunt’s stilettos may be shoes, but they are also daggers that lacerate normative ideas of masculinity with the faux-innocent question they generate: Was virility the first sortie, to Fledermaus, craning at the rail to see the

in Alan Hollinghurst
Angela Carter’s werewolves in historical perspective
Willem de Blécourt

contes de Perrault (Paris: Imago, 2004). 33 On Perrault and transvestism, see Orenstein, Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked , 198–200. 34 See Walter Scherf, Das Märchenlexikon (Munich: Beck, 1995), 687–689; Bacchilega, Postmodern Fairy Tales

in She-wolf
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Making novel readers
Gerd Bayer

-sexual phenomena in order to contextualise the various forms of cross-dressing and homosexual desire observable in Shakespeare’s play. What the chapter quickly abandons, however, is the intertextual debt the playwright may have owed to an anecdote told by Montaigne,62 an anecdote with which, tellingly, Greenblatt opens the chapter. While admitting that this tale of transvestism figures as ‘one of those shadow stories that haunt the plays’, Greenblatt in his analysis almost entirely shunts aside this literary source. What he rightfully chastises as ‘the textual isolation that is

in Novel horizons
Zalfa Feghali

rasquachismo is even more complex. Neustadt suggests that ‘Gómez-​Peña elaborates a kind of double border rasquachismo. He appropriates and merges Chicano poetics with Mexican and “Gringo” counterparts to engender an intertextual conflation of transnational signs’.25 One aspect of this is Gómez-​ Peña’s use of drag, which he uses to ‘underscore and efface’ the US–​Mexico border. According to Marjorie Garber, transvestism can indicate a cultural ‘category crisis’ where there is ‘a failure of definitional distinction, a borderline that becomes permeable, that permits of border

in Crossing borders and queering citizenship
Ann Radcliffe’s The Italian and Charlotte Dacre’s Zofloya: Or, The Moor
Robert Miles

characters’ open identification with these roles occurs conversationally in the Monastery garden where Twelfth Night rewrites itself, Rosario/Matilda closely echoing Viola’s ‘worm in the bud’ speech to Osario, a device that at once excites, and cleverly stills, suspicions of homosexuality and transvestism. Ambrosio claims ‘never did a Parent watch over a Child more fondly. . . . From the moment in which I first

in Gothic writing 1750–1820