The Resource Invisible relations : representations of female intimacy in the Age of Enlightenment, Elizabeth Susan Wahl

Invisible relations : representations of female intimacy in the Age of Enlightenment, Elizabeth Susan Wahl

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Invisible relations : representations of female intimacy in the Age of Enlightenment
Title
Invisible relations
Title remainder
representations of female intimacy in the Age of Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Susan Wahl
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book explores the ambivalent and often contradictory ways in which English and French writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries represented relations of intimacy between women. These representations included both a sexualized model of the "lesbian" tribade and an "idealized" model that portrayed female friendship as devoid of sexual expression. Whal argues that although these two perceptions of female intimacy may seem mutually exclusive, both operate as defining parameters, not only for literary representations of relations between women but also for cultural responses to those institutions in which women could gather - salon, convent, theater, or brothel."--Jacket
  • "Analyzing a variety of legal, medical, and historical materials, as well as literary texts - by Aphra Behn, Katherine Philips, Madeleme de Scudery, Catherine Descartes, Delarivier Manley, and John Cleland - the book outlines a combination of cultural and historical circumstances that contributed to or were symptomatic of increasing consciousness and concern about female homosexuality in England and France. Relating this sexualized model of female intimacy to idealized images of female friendship in mainstream literary texts allows Wahl to recover an incipient discourse of female homosexuality
  • She also delineates cultural fantasies about the outcome of unregulated contact between women, as well as underlying fears that such intimacy could foster aberrant social and political behavior in addition to unauthorized sexual relations between women."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wahl, Elizabeth Susan
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.H65
LC item number
W35 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • French literature
  • Women and literature
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbianism
  • Female friendship in literature
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Lesbianism in literature
  • French literature
  • English literature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Homosexualité et littérature
  • Homosexualité et littérature
  • Littérature française
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Lesbianisme
  • Lesbianisme
  • Amitié féminine dans la littérature
  • Lesbiennes dans la littérature
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • Frans
  • Intimiteit
  • Lesbische liefde
  • Vrouwen
  • Lesbische Liebe
  • Frauenfreundschaft
  • Französische Literatur
  • Französische Literatur
  • Frauenfreundschaft
  • Lesbische Liebe
  • Englische Literatur
  • Englische Literatur
  • Frauenfreundschaft
  • Literatur
  • Literatur
  • Lesbische Liebe
  • Literatur
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature française
  • Amitié féminine
  • Femmes
  • Lesbianisme
  • Literatur
  • Frauenfreundschaft
  • Geschichte 1700-1800
  • Lesbische Liebe
  • English literature
  • Female friendship in literature
  • French literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Englisch
  • Französisch
  • England
  • France
Label
Invisible relations : representations of female intimacy in the Age of Enlightenment, Elizabeth Susan Wahl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tribade, the hermaphrodite, and other "lesbian" figures in medical and legal discourse -- Representations of the tribade in libertine literature -- 'L'amour galant' and 'tendre amitié': love and friendship outside the bonds of marriage -- Female intimacy and the question of "lesbian" identity: rereading the female friendship poems of Katherine Philips -- Female intimacy and the problem of female communities: salons, satire, and the mystery of the 'précieuses' -- Regulating the "real" in fictional terms: the (auto)biography of the tribade in erotic and documentary terms
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780804736503
Lccn
99025086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41049636
  • (OCoLC)ocm41049636
Label
Invisible relations : representations of female intimacy in the Age of Enlightenment, Elizabeth Susan Wahl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tribade, the hermaphrodite, and other "lesbian" figures in medical and legal discourse -- Representations of the tribade in libertine literature -- 'L'amour galant' and 'tendre amitié': love and friendship outside the bonds of marriage -- Female intimacy and the question of "lesbian" identity: rereading the female friendship poems of Katherine Philips -- Female intimacy and the problem of female communities: salons, satire, and the mystery of the 'précieuses' -- Regulating the "real" in fictional terms: the (auto)biography of the tribade in erotic and documentary terms
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780804736503
Lccn
99025086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41049636
  • (OCoLC)ocm41049636

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