Epistemology of the Closet

Updated with a New Preface

Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520934481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no small degree, to the influence of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's critically acclaimed "Epistemology of the Closet. "Working from classic texts of European and American writers including Melville, James, Nietzsche, Proust, and Wilde Sedgwick analyzes a turn-of-the-century historical moment in which sexual orientation became as important a demarcation of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In her preface to this updated edition Sedgwick places the book both personally and historically, looking specifically at the horror of the first wave of the AIDS epidemic and its influence on the text."

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's Epistemology of the Closet

Author: Christien Garcia

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0429818688

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 5725

In this book, Sedgwick examines texts from Europe and America such as Wilde, Nietzsche and Proust and considers the historical moment when sexual orientation came to be as important a signifier of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In doing this, Sedgwick provides a history of sexuality that contends that the dualistic homo/heterosexual model is as much a basis for modern culture as it is an outcome of it. Thus, Sedgwick laid the foundations of Queer Theory, contributing to the contemporary debates regarding the relationship between desire and normative structures of power, the question of empirical sexuality, and the intricacies of the relationship between sexuality and gender.

Between Men

English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire

Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023154104X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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First published in 1985, Between Men was a decisive intervention in gender studies, a book that all but singlehandedly dislodged a tradition of literary critique that suppressed queer subjects and subjectivities. With stunning foresight and conceptual power, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's work opened not only literature but also politics, society, and culture to broader investigations of power, sex, and desire, and to new possibilities of critical agency. Illuminating with uncanny prescience Western society's evolving debates on gender and sexuality, Between Men still has much to teach us. With a new foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum emphasizing the work's ongoing relevance, Between Men engages with Shakespeare's Sonnets, Wycherley's The Country Wife, Sterne's A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Tennyson's The Princess, Eliot's Adam Bede, Thackeray's The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., and Dickens's Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, among many other texts. Its pathbreaking analysis of homosocial desire in Western literature remains vital to the future of queer studies and to explorations of the social transformations in which it participates.


Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822381869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick "the soft-spoken queen of gay studies" (Rolling Stone). Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing. The essays range from Diderot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James to queer kids and twelve-step programs; from "Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl" to a performance piece on Divine written with Michael Moon; from political correctness and the poetics of spanking to the experience of breast cancer in a world ravaged and reshaped by AIDS. What unites Tendencies is a vision of a new queer politics and thought that, however demanding and dangerous, can also be intent, inclusive, writerly, physical, and sometimes giddily fun.

Körper von Gewicht

die diskursiven Grenzen des Geschlechts

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518117378

Category: Femininity

Page: 384

View: 3001

Regarding Sedgwick

Essays on Queer Culture and Critical Theory

Author: Stephen M. Barber,David L. Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135300631

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2412

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is one of the most important figures in the history of modern gender studies. This book, which features an interview with Sedgwick, is a collection of new essays by established scholars

The Weather in Proust

Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick,Jonathan Goldberg

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822351587

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 222

View: 1443

At the time of her death in after a long battle with cancer, Eve Sedgwick had been working on a book on affect and Proust, and on the psychoanalyst Melanie Klein. This volume, edited by Jonathan Goldberg, brings together a collection of her last work.

Touching Feeling

Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick,Adam Frank

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822330158

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 195

View: 1015

DIVA collection of essays examining theories of affect and how they relate to issues of performance and performativity./div

A Dialogue on Love

Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807029237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 7554

In this account of how we arrive at love, the author tells how she warily commits to a male therapist who shares little of her cultural and intellectual world. Their improvized relationship is as unexpectedly pleasurable as her writing is unconventional.

Fat Art, Thin Art

Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822382652

Category: Poetry

Page: 168

View: 5513

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is best known as a cultural and literary critic, as one of the primary forces behind the development of queer and gay/lesbian studies, and as author of several influential books: Tendencies, Epistemology of the Closet, and Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. The publication of Fat Art, Thin Art, Sedgwick’s first volume of poetry, opens up another dimension of her continuing project of crossing and re-crossing the electrified boundaries between theory, lyric, and narrative. Embodying a decades-long adventure, the poems collected here offer the most accessible and definitive formulations to appear anywhere in Sedgwick’s writing on some characteristic subjects and some new ones: passionate attachments within and across genders; queer childhoods of many kinds; the performativity of a long, unconventional marriage; depressiveness, hilarity, and bliss; grave illness; despised and magnetic bodies and bodily parts. In two long fictional poems, a rich narrative momentum engages readers in the mysterious places—including Victorian novels—where characters, sexualities, and fates are unmade and made. Sedgwick’s poetry opens an unfamiliar, intimate, daring space that steadily refigures not only what a critic may be, but what a poem can do.

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Author: Jason Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134244975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 7249

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was one of the most significant literary theorists of the last forty years and a key figure in contemporary queer theory. In this engaging and inspiring guide, Jason Edwards: introduces and explains key terms such as affects, the first person, homosocialities, and queer taxonomies, performativities and cusps considers Sedgwick’s poetry and textile art alongside her theoretical texts encourages a personal as well as an academic response to Sedgwick’s work, suggesting how life-changing it can be offers detailed suggestions for further reading Written in an accessible and direct style, Edwards indicates the impact that Sedgwick’s work continues to have on writers, readers, and literary and cultural theory today.


Reiseformen des Wissens

Author: Peter Braun,Manfred Weinberg

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823357162

Category: Ethnology in literature

Page: 420

View: 845

Queer theory

eine Einführung

Author: Annamarie Jagose

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gays

Page: 220

View: 4054

Dieses Buch der australischen Literaturwissenschaftlerin Annamarie Jagose bietet eine knappe und leicht verständliche Einführung in Queer Theory und gilt im englischsprachigen Raum als Standartwerk. Die deutsche Ausgabe wird um die jüngsten Entwicklungen auf diesenm Gebiet ergänzt. Weitere Titel zum Thema sind die Aufsatzbände: Sabine Hark (Hrsg.) Grenzen lesbischer Identitäten und quaestio (Hrsg.) Queering Demokratie, Sexuelle Politiken.

The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader

Author: Henry Abelove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136751173

Category: Social Science

Page: 666

View: 5516

Bringing together forty-two groundbreaking essays--many of them already classics--The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader provides a much-needed introduction to the contemporary state of lesbian/gay studies, extensively illustrating the range, scope, diversity, appeal, and power of the work currently being done in the field. Featuring essays by such prominent scholars as Judith Butler, John D'Emilio, Kobena Mercer, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader explores a multitude of sexual, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic experiences. Ranging across disciplines including history, literature, critical theory, cultural studies, African American studies, ethnic studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, classics, and philosophy, this anthology traces the inscription of sexual meanings in all forms of cultural expression. Representing the best and most significant English language work in the field, The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader addresses topics such as butch-fem roles, the cultural construction of gender, lesbian separatism, feminist theory, AIDS, safe-sex education, colonialism, S/M, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, children's books, black nationalism, popular films, Susan Sontag, the closet, homophobia, Freud, Sappho, the media, the hijras of India, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the politics of representation. It also contains an extensive bibliographical essay which will provide readers with an invaluable guide to further reading. Contributors: Henry Abelove, Tomas Almaguer, Ana Maria Alonso, Michele Barale, Judith Butler, Sue-Ellen Case, Danae Clark, Douglas Crimp, Teresa de Lauretis, John D'Emilio, Jonathan Dollimore, Lee Edelman, Marilyn Frye, Charlotte Furth, Marjorie Garber, Stuart Hall, David Halperin, Phillip Brian Harper, Gloria T. Hull, Maria Teresa Koreck, Audre Lorde, Biddy Martin, Deborah E. McDowell, Kobena Mercer, Richard Meyer, D. A. Miller, Serena Nanda, Esther Newton, Cindy Patton, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, Joan W. Scott, Daniel L. Selden, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Barbara Smith, Catharine R. Stimpson, Sasha Torres, Martha Vicinus, Simon Watney, Harriet Whitehead, John J. Winkler, Monique Wittig, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano

Sexus und Herrschaft

Die Tyrannei des Mannes in unserer Gesellschaft

Author: Kate Millett

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462411209

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 6037

»Sexus und Herrschaft« ist Kate Milletts erstes Buch. Es erschien 1969 und machte die Autorin über Nacht berühmt. Übersetzungen in zahlreiche Sprachen folgten. Kate Millett stellt in ihrem Buch die These auf, daß Sexualität ein politisches Instrument ist und der Koitus, die scheinbar intimste Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern, dem Patriarchat zur Unterdrückung und Demütigung der Frau dient. Als Beleg für ihre These analysiert sie die Werke von Autoren wie D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Jean Genet. Das Buch gehört seit seinem Erscheinen zu den Standardwerken der Frauenbewegung.

Falling Man


Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346230559X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5272

Ein kühnes Meisterwerk – Don DeLillos großer Roman über den 11. September New York am 11. September. Eine Stadt in Asche und Rauch. In eindringlichen Bildern zeichnet Don DeLillo den Ablauf der Ereignisse nach: von den Tätern zu den Opfern, von Hamburg nach New York. Erzählt wird das Leben einer Familie, die berührende Geschichte einer Liebe, der Alltag nach der Katastrophe. Keith Neudecker, der im World Trade Center gearbeitet hat, kann sich am 11. 9. aus einem der brennenden Türme retten. Er sieht, was geschieht, ohne es zu begreifen, und schlägt sich wie in Trance zu seiner Ex-Frau Lianne und seinem kleinen Sohn Justin durch. In ihrer Verzweiflung klammern sich Keith und Lianne aneinander, sie wollen aus der Einsamkeit der Angst in ein gemeinsames Leben zurückfinden. Gespräche, vor allem in Liannes Familie, kreisen um den Schock, um den Terrorismus als ständige Bedrohung. Justin und seine Freunde versuchen im Spiel ihre Angst vor den Terroristen zu überwinden. Keith durchlebt immer wieder das Trauma der Flucht aus den Türmen, und Lianne irrt ziellos durch die Stadt. Und dann sieht sie voller Entsetzen Falling Man, einen Performance-Künstler. Nur mit einem Seil gesichert, stürzt er sich als Chronist des Zeitalters des Terrors hoch oben von den Wolkenkratzern in die Tiefe. Der Terror bestimmt die Realität. »Falling Man« ist ein weiterer Höhepunkt in DeLillos Werk. Von Neuem beweist der Autor, wie scharfsinnig und zugleich sensibel er einschneidende Ereignisse wahrnimmt. Mit großer sprachlicher Kunst und Prägnanz gelingt es Don DeLillo, das scheinbar Unsagbare überzeugend in Worte zu fassen.Die Originalausgabe des Romans erschien am 15. 5. 2007 in den USA.

Haus ohne Halt

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: edition fünf

ISBN: 3942374579

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 377

Ein kleiner Ort in den Rocky Mountains, Mitte der 1950er. Hier wachsen die Schwestern Ruth und Lucille bei ihrer Großmutter auf. Nach deren Tod übernimmt ihre Tante Sylvie den Haushalt. Und während die verträumte Ruthie sich von der eigenbrötlerischen Art der Tante angezogen fühlt, sehnt sich Lucille nach Normalität. Die beiden werden einander immer fremder ... Eine poetische, gefühlskluge Geschichte über Landstreicherinnen und Heimatlosigkeit, Stille und Anderssein.

Prekäre Obsession

Minoritäten im Werk von Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Author: Nicole Colin,Franziska Schößler,Nike Thurn

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383941623X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 406

View: 9709

Rainer Werner Fassbinders Auseinandersetzung mit den Randbereichen der Gesellschaft, mit prekarisierten und exkludierten Lebensformen, besitzt nahezu obsessiven Charakter. Seine Darstellung von »Ausgeschlossenen«, von Fremden, Frauen, Homosexuellen oder Alten, entzieht sich eindimensionalen Erklärungsmodellen und hat ihm höchstes Lob, aber auch schärfste Kritik eingebracht. Dieser Band, in dessen Mittelpunkt der funktionale Zusammenhang von Ausschluss und Identität, von Macht und Begehren, von Unterwerfung und Lust steht, untersucht die Repräsentation von Minoritäten in Fassbinders filmischem und dramatischem Werk aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive.