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Autor: Jason James Hartford
ISBN-13: 9783319719023
Einband: Book
Seiten: 243
Gewicht: 486 g
Format: 216x151x22 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Sexuality, Iconography, and Fiction in French Literature

Queering the Martyr
96,29 €*
Examines a range of French and Belgian authors
1 Introduction: Queering the Martyr.- 2 A Cultural History of Queer Martyrs.- 3  Flaubert's Queer Revelation.- 4  Narrative, Icon, and Polemic: Eekhoud.-  5 Modern Archetypes: Artaud and Genet.- 6   Queer Allegories: Tournier and Hocquenghem.- 7  Conclusion: Reckoning the Queer Martyr.
This book explores the modern cultural history of the queer martyr in France and Belgium. By analyzing how popular writers in French responded to Catholic doctrine and the tradition of St. Sebastian in art, Queering the Martyr shows how religious and secular symbols overlapped to produce not one, but two martyr-types. These are the queer type, typified first by Gustave Flaubert, which is a philosophical foil, and the gay type, popularized by Jean Genet but created by the Belgian Georges Eekhoud, which is a political and pornographic device. Grounded in feminist queer theory and working from a post-psychoanalytical point of view, the argument explores the potential and limits of these two figures, noting especially the persistence of misogyny in religious culture.
Autor: Jason James Hartford
Jason Hartford is Stipendiary Lecturer in French at Merton College, Oxford, UK. He publishes on modern fictional, filmic, and theoretical topics, working from a comparative, cognitive, and queer-theoretical perspective. He has taught at the universities of Grenoble, Oxford, Sheffield, Avignon, Exeter, Stirling, Maynooth, and Chester. This is his first book.

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Autor: Jason James Hartford
ISBN-13:: 9783319719023
ISBN: 3319719025
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.03.2018
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 486g
Seiten: 243
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 216x151x22 mm, 1 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, Bibliographie