The Resource The renaissance of lesbianism in early modern England, Valerie Traub

The renaissance of lesbianism in early modern England, Valerie Traub

Label
The renaissance of lesbianism in early modern England
Title
The renaissance of lesbianism in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Traub
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England is the study by the feminist scholar who was among the first to address the issue of early modern female homoeroticism. Valerie Traub analyzes the representation of female-female love, desire, and eroticism in a range of early modern discourses, including poetry, drama, visual arts, pornography, and medicine. Contrary to the silence and invisibility typically ascribed to lesbianism in the Renaissance, Traub argues that the early modern period witnessed an unprecedented proliferation of representations of such desire. By means of sophisticated interpretations of a comprehensive set of texts, the book not only charts a crucial shift in representations of female homoeroticism over the course of the seventeenth century, but also offers a provocative genealogy of contemporary lesbianism. A contribution to the history of sexuality, and to feminist and queer theory, the book views current theoretical preoccupations through the lens of historical inquiry. The book contains pictures from important documents and illustrations of the period and will be of interest to scholars and students of early modern English literature, women's studies and gay/lesbian studies, and English social history."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Traub, Valerie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.6.E5
LC item number
T73 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbianism
  • English literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Lesbianism in literature
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Lesbische liefde
  • Lesbische Liebe (Motiv)
  • Lesbische Liebe
  • Literatur
  • English literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbianism in literature
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Renaissance
  • England
  • England
Label
The renaissance of lesbianism in early modern England, Valerie Traub
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 362-471) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage behind the seen: performing lesbian history -- "A certaine incredible excesse of pleasure": female orgasm, prosthetic pleasures, and the anatomical pudica -- The politics of pleasure: or, queering Queen Elizabeth -- The (in)significance of lesbian desire -- The psychomorphology of the clitoris; or, the reemergence of the tribade in English culture -- Chaste femme love, mythological pastoral, and the perversion of lesbian desire -- "Friendship so curst": amor impossibilis, the homoerotic lament, and the nature of lesbian desire -- The quest of origins, erotic similitude, and the melancholy of lesbian identification
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 492 pages
Isbn
9780521448857
Lccn
2001037954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47443843
  • (OCoLC)ocm47443843
Label
The renaissance of lesbianism in early modern England, Valerie Traub
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 362-471) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage behind the seen: performing lesbian history -- "A certaine incredible excesse of pleasure": female orgasm, prosthetic pleasures, and the anatomical pudica -- The politics of pleasure: or, queering Queen Elizabeth -- The (in)significance of lesbian desire -- The psychomorphology of the clitoris; or, the reemergence of the tribade in English culture -- Chaste femme love, mythological pastoral, and the perversion of lesbian desire -- "Friendship so curst": amor impossibilis, the homoerotic lament, and the nature of lesbian desire -- The quest of origins, erotic similitude, and the melancholy of lesbian identification
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 492 pages
Isbn
9780521448857
Lccn
2001037954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47443843
  • (OCoLC)ocm47443843

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