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Transgression And Subversion

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Author: Maren Lickhardt
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839444004
Size: 33.46 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 218
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Book Description: Is the pícaro, the roguish hero of early modern Spanish adventure fiction, a 'real man'? What position does he hold in the gender hierarchy of his fictional social context? Why is the pícara so 'non-female'? What effect has her gender constitution on her fictional social context? In terms of a gendered subject, the picaresque figure has hardly been analyzed so far. Although scholars have recognized it as a transgressive and subversive model, the 'queer' effect of the figure is yet to be examined. With regard to the categories of class, generation, topography, and gender, the contributions assembled in this volume explore Spanish, French, English, and German novels narratologically from the perspective of culture and gender theories.

Many Splendored Things

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Author: Susanna Paasonen
Publisher: Goldsmiths Press
ISBN: 1906897824
Size: 67.61 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: Exploring sex—bodily capacities, appetites, orientations, and connections—in terms of play and playfulness. We all know that sex involves a quest for pleasure, that sexual palates vary across people's lifespans, and that playful experimentations play a key role in how people discover their diverse sexual turn-ons and turn-offs. Yet little attention has been paid to thinking through the interconnections of sex and play, sexuality and playfulness. In Many Splendored Things from Goldsmiths Press, Susanna Paasonen considers these interconnections. Paasonen examines the notions of playfulness and play as they shed light on the urgency of sexual pleasures, the engrossing appeal of sex, and the elasticity of sexual desires, and considers their connection to categories of identity. Drawing on a broad range of scholarship on sexuality, play, and the media, Paasonen moves from the conceptual to the concrete, examining advice literature on sexual play, the vernacular aesthetics of the Fifty Shades series, girls' experiences of online sexual role-playing, popular media coverage of age-play, and Jan Soldat's documentary films on BDSM culture. Paasonen argues that play in the realm of sexuality involves experimentation with what bodies can feel and do and what people may imagine themselves as doing, liking, and preferring. Play involves the exploration of different bodily capacities, appetites, orientations, and connections. Occasionally strained, dark, and even hurtful in the forms that it takes and the sensory intensities that it engenders, sex presses against previously perceived and imagined horizons of embodied potentiality. Play pushes sexual identifications into motion.

Queer Transgressions In Twentieth Century Polish Fiction

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Author: Jack J. B. Hutchens
ISBN: 1793605041
Size: 43.54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literature and society
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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Book Description: This book analyzes the subversive power of twentieth-century Polish fiction, showing that it helped to undermine nationalist and homophobic ideologies that are still at play in Poland today. The author argues that the transgressive reading of Polish literature can challenge the many binaries that conservative, heteronormative ideology depends upon.--Kris Van Heuckelom

The Politics Of Spatial Transgressions In The Arts

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Author: Gregory Blair
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030553892
Size: 61.97 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 185
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Book Description: This book is an anthology of the varied strategies of spatial transgressions and how they have been implemented through the arts as a means to resist, rejuvenate, reclaim, critique or cohabitate. The book is divided into two sections – Displacements and Disruptions. The first section discusses the ramifications of the spatial displacements of bodies, organizations, groups of people and ethnicities, and explores how artists, theorists and arts organizations have an attentive history of revealing and reacting to the displacement of peoples and how their presence or absence radically reconfigures the value, identity, and uses of place. In the second section, each author considers how aesthetic strategies have been utilized to disrupt expected spatial experiences and logic. Many of these strategies form radical alternative methodologies that include transgressions, geographies of resistance, and psychogeographies. These spatial performances of disruption set into motion a critical exchange between the subject, space and materiality, in which ideology and experience are both produced/spatialized and deconstructed/destabilized.

Queering Bu Uel

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Author: Julian Daniel Gutierrez-Albill
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
Size: 18.98 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 245
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Book Description: As the father of cinematic Surrealism, extensive critical attention has been devoted to Luis Buñuel's cinema. Much has been written about his first Surrealist films of the 1920s and 1930s and the French art movies of the 1960s and 1970s. However, here for the first time is a queer re-reading of Buñuel's Spanish-language films allowing us to view Buñuel's cinema through a lens of queer spectatorship. Focusing on the films Buñuel produced in Mexico and Spain during the 1950s and 1960s, Julián Daniel Gutiérrez-Albilla argues not that Buñuel's films have a homosexual subplot, but that there are multiple forms of identity, subjectivity and sexuality present in these films. Queering Buñuel brings together the fields of film studies, feminist and queer theory, Hispanic studies, psychoanalysis and art theory. Gutiérrez-Albilla succeeds in reconceptualizing Buñuel's Mexican and Spanish films beyond geographical, historical and disciplinary boundaries, questioning not just how we see Buñuel, but also how we see cinema.

Men Women And Domestics

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Author: Swapna M. Banerjee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Size: 70.17 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 247
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Book Description: Focusing upon stories of employers and servants Banerjee demonstrates how caste-class formation among the predominantly Hindu Bengali middle class depended much upon its relationships with the subordinate groups, like domestic workers. Looking at literary and official sources, the author argues that the articulation of the Bengali middle-class self-identity was predicated on the definition of its women, who in turn, were carefully distinguisehd from members of lower socio-economic groups.

Surrealism Feminism Psychoanalysis

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Author: Natalya Lusty
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754653363
Size: 56.87 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 174
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Book Description: Combining historical and cultural methods of analysis with sophisticated theoretical discussions, Natalya Lusty explores how women artists and intellectuals responded to the appropriation of 'the feminine' in Surrealism and psychoanalysis. Reading work by

New Formations

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Size: 21.96 MB
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Category : Arts, Modern
Languages : en
Pages :
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