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The Resource Queer sexualities in French and Francophone literature and film, edited by James Day, (electronic resource)

Queer sexualities in French and Francophone literature and film, edited by James Day, (electronic resource)

Label
Queer sexualities in French and Francophone literature and film
Title
Queer sexualities in French and Francophone literature and film
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Day
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Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Language note
Texts in English or French
LC call number
PQ145.1.H66
LC item number
Q88 2007eb
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  • Day, James
  • ebrary, Inc
Series statement
French literature series
Series volume
v. 34
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  • French literature
  • Gays' writings
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Homosexuality and motion pictures
  • Motion pictures, French
Summary expansion
The steady development of queer theory over the last two decades has provided useful analytical tools and the will to dismiss the watchdog of heteronormativity. Modes of reading have evolved, as this volume of FLS amply attests. Following Bill Edmiston¿s introduction to the volume ¿ a concise and informative history of queer theory ¿ the fifteen articles reveal, not surprisingly, significant diversity. One deals with queerness in the context of medieval writing where allegorical and euphemistic expression were understood to be irreconcilable. Another treats translations in Early Modern France of an Ovidian fable that had an inconvenient lesbian dimension. Rousseau¿s fixation on his bottom (e.g., for spankings) points to a queer streak, while Gautier¿s Mademoiselle de Maupin enhances the theme of sexual misidentity with ornamental figures. The queerness of Sand¿s La Mare au diable emerges in the course of a contrasexual reading. A musicologist investigates the possibility of a lesbian esthetics of music in a work by Erik Satie, while a literary scholar finds evidence of Proust¿s ¿outing¿ in Jean Santeuil. Other articles address the sense of gender transformation wrought by sodomy, a revised view on the writing subject in Jean Genet¿s fiction, the queerness of heterosexuality in the works of Michel Houellebecq, and recurring motifs in recent fiction produced by ¿gay Paris.¿ Two of the articles treat activism and esthetics in film
Label
Queer sexualities in French and Francophone literature and film, edited by James Day, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000231520
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unknown
Isbn
9789042022652
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000231520
Label
Queer sexualities in French and Francophone literature and film, edited by James Day, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000231520
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042022652
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000231520

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