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Same-sex desire in early modern England, 1550-1735

An anthology of literary texts and contexts

Edited by Marie Loughlin

Same-sex desire in early modern England, 1550-1735
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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0169-3
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Published Date: November 2015
  • BIC Category: Early Modern Literature, Literature, Literary studies: general, Literary studies: c 1400 to c 1600, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / LGBT, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies, LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Gay & Lesbian Studies

Description

Balancing long-overlooked and well-known works from early modern England, Same-sex desire in early modern England, 1550-1735: An anthology of literary texts and contexts is a collection of English texts about homoerotic love, relationships, desires, and sexual acts. The anthology's core texts are selections from works of drama, fiction, romance, poetry, essays and translation. These core texts are carefully introduced and annotated, and supplemented with illuminating contextual material from other early modern disciplines such as law, medicine, and theology. Juxtaposing literary and non-literary representations of same-sex erotic desire, this anthology explores a rich tradition of works both celebrating and condemning same-sex erotic love.

Contents

Religious and moral writings
Criminal pamphlets
Travel writings
Letters
The new 'homosexual' subculture, 1700-1730
The classical tradition in translation
Sappho's after-life: imitations and inspirations
Literature: Representing male same-sex erotic relationships and desires
Literature: Representing female same-sex erotic relationships and desires
Glossary
Works Cited
Index

Editor

Marie H. Loughlin is Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan)

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