New PDF release: Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in

By Jeffrey Masten

ISBN-10: 0812247868

ISBN-13: 9780812247862

For Jeffrey Masten, the heritage of sexuality and the historical past of language are in detail comparable. In Queer Philologies, he reviews specific phrases that light up the historical past of sexuality in Shakespeare's time and analyzes the tools we now have used to check intercourse and gender in literary and cultural historical past. construction at the paintings of theorists and historians who've, following Foucault, investigated the significance of phrases like "homosexual," "sodomy," and "tribade" in quite a few cultures and historic classes, Masten argues that simply because the background of sexuality calls for the background of language, so too does philology, "the love of the word," require the analytical lens supplied by way of the learn of sexuality.

Masten unpacks the etymology, move, transformation, and constitutive energy of keyword phrases in the early sleek discourse of intercourse and gender—terms comparable to "conversation" and "intercourse," "fundament" and "foundation," "friend" and "boy"—that defined our bodies, pleasures, feelings, sexual acts, even (to the level attainable during this interval) sexual identities. examining the continuities in addition to variations among Shakespeare's language and our personal, he bargains up a queer lexicon within which the letter "Q" may be the queerest personality of all.

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