Another kind of love : male homosexual desire in English discourse, 1850-1920
- Christopher Craft.
- Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994.
- Physical description
- xix, 233 p. ; 24 cm.
- New historicism ; 30.
- Craft, Christopher, 1952-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-221) and index.
In a study that should be of interest to all those concerned with the politics of gender, the history of sexuality, and the erotics of reading, the author investigates questions fundamental to any history of present sexualities. How does the modern binary homosexual/heterosexual relate to earlier formulations like "sexual inversion" and "sodomy"? What part does literature play in the development of such categories, or in a culture's resistance to them? And what are the implications for the creation and maintenance of the presumed "natural" male heterosexual subject? How has male heterosexual subjectivity been established as a bulwark against the attractions of a homosexual desire that is repeatedly incited by the very culture that condemns it? Craft examines the discourses of nineteenth-century psychiatry and sexology; some of Freud's central writings; and Tennyson's In Memoriam, Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Stoker's Dracula, and Lawrence's Women In Love.
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- Publication date
- The New historicism : studies in cultural poetics ; 30
- Also available on the Internet to users.
- 0520084926 (alk. paper)
- 9780520084926 (alk. paper)
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