Marie Helena Loughlin

General Introduction General Introduction The History of the History of ‘Homosexuality’: Debating Sexual Identity Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550–1735 is an anthology of selections from works dealing with same-sex love, desire, sexual acts, and relationships, in a period when the representation and meanings attached to these realities underwent enormous changes. These selections aim at allowing the reader to consider in detail some of the critical and methodological issues that have been involved in charting the developing representations and

in Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550–1735
The case of Pier Paolo Pasolini

on the desire for power and the power of desire. This chapter focuses on Pasolini’s creation of a form of new politics. This novel form of politics interrupts the violence which governs the desire for power that has come to coincide with the power of desire. This coincidence of sexuality, domination and violence characterises what Freud presented when he first discussed the Oedipus

in Incest in contemporary literature
Henry Scott Tuke

2 Naturalism, labour and homoerotic desire: Henry Scott Tuke Jongwoo Jeremy Kim Henry Scott Tuke’s career as an artist was deeply committed to the visual proliferation of youths – clad or unclad. ‘You came to Falmouth to paint the sea, I suppose?’ asked an interviewer from The Studio in 1895. Tuke replied, ‘The sea is certainly the keynote of my pictures, but my object in living here is not to be a marine painter – I do not reckon myself one – but primarily to paint the nude in the open air; here there are quiet beaches, some of them hardly accessible except by

in British queer history
Angela Carter’s re-writing women’s fatal scripts from Poe and Lovecraft

Desire, disgust and dead women 183 9 Desire, disgust and dead women: Angela Carter’s re-writing women’s fatal scripts from Poe and Lovecraft Gina Wisker A ngela Carter’s writing is crucial to the rebirth of Gothic horror in the late twentieth century, and an impetus to read, or re-read, myth, fairy tale and the work of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft – each significant, acknowledged influences. Carter’s work deconstructs the consistently replayed, cautionary narrative of myth and fairy tale in which (mainly young) women are first represented as objects

in The arts of Angela Carter
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Lesbian Gothic horror

, and all the desires, dangers and potential for change which such a breaking out, such exposure, such exchange offers. Threats come from within as much as without, from internalised and imposed notions of the abject, against which develops a notion of queer and queer theory, which offers new perspectives on sexuality and on gender as performance. A double abjection: what could be more abject and

in Queering the Gothic
Towards a cinema of the senses

Love, desire and sexuality, as depicted in the world of Denis’ films, elude the conventional romantic framework that defines and binds them together in mainstream fiction. From Chocolat to Vendredi soir, the sexual and emotional dimension emerges with the contradictions and uncertainty inherent in its complexity, and while they are shown in a melancholy, tentative and sometimes morbid light

in Claire Denis

an auteur, and has made it possible for some critics to polarise his output and make some damagingly judgemental dismissals of key elements of what I am calling his ‘cinema of desire’. Frédéric Bonnaud, for example, has progressively reviewed the feature films for the Parisian culture magazine Les Inrockuptibles, and in 2001, after the international release of Sous le sable, saw his overview of Ozon’s work to date

in Five directors
From Vietnam to the war in the Persian Gulf

In this chapter I want to explore, within a context of culture and power, the complex relations between memory and desire. 1 More specifically, I want to connect 1980s Hollywood representations of America’s war in Vietnam (what I will call ‘Hollywood’s Vietnam’) with George Bush’s campaign, in late 1990 and early 1991, to win support for US involvement

in Memory and popular film
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Consuming desires in the sex comedy 135 Part IV Desire Bedroom problems: Doris Day and Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk (1959). Courtesy of Universal. HRCC06 135 27/4/06, 8:54 AM 136 HRCC06 Desire 136 27/4/06, 8:54 AM

in Hollywood romantic comedy States of the union, 1934–65

Chatterjee argues that Fenwick in Secresy (1795) uses images of lesbian desire in order to challenge the then prevailing models of gender. Fenwick‘s associations with such Jacobins as William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Mary Hays underline her radical credentials, and Chatterjee argues that Secresy develops feminist ideas drawn from Wollstonecraft. However she also argues that the novels focus on same-sex desire challenges the whole notion of gender ascriptions in the period and so ultimately moves the debate beyond Wollstonecraft.

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