Lesbian Dames: Sapphism in the Long Eighteenth Century by John C. Beynon,Caroline Gonda

By John C. Beynon,Caroline Gonda

How are romantic and erotic relationships among ladies represented within the literature of the lengthy eighteenth century? How does Sapphism floor in different modern discourses, together with politics, pornography, economics and art?

After greater than a iteration of lesbian-gay scholarship that has tested identities, practices, prohibitions and transgressions surrounding same-sex wish, this assortment deals a thrilling and critical array of recent scholarship in gender and sexuality experiences. The participants - who comprise famous writers, critics and historians akin to Emma Donoghue, George E. Haggerty, Susan S. Lanser and Valerie Traub - offer different and provocative examine into the dynamics and histories of lesbianism and Sapphism. They construct at the paintings of scholarship on Sapphism and interrogate the efficacy of this kind of concept in describing the different types of same-sex love among girls through the lengthy eighteenth century.

This groundbreaking assortment, the 1st multi-authored quantity to ascertain lesbian illustration and tradition during this period, provides a variety of theoretical and important techniques, from shut literary research to the historical past of studying and publishing, psychoanalysis, biography, historicism, deconstruction and queer theory.

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