Passions Between Women

Author: Emma Donoghue
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447279484
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Passions Between Women looks at stories of lesbian desires, acts and identities from the Restoration to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Far from being invisible, the figure of the woman who felt passion for women in this period was a subject of confusion and contradiction: she could be put in a freak show as a 'hermaphrodite', denounced as a 'tribade' or 'lesbian', revered as a 'romantic friend', jailed as a 'female husband' or gossiped about as a 'woman-lover', 'tommy' or 'Sapphist'. Through an examination of a wealth of new medical, legal and erotic source material, together with re-readings of classics of English literature, Emma Donoghue uncovers the astonishing range of lesbian and bisexual identities described in British texts between 1668 and 1801. Female pirates and spiritual mentors, chambermaids and queens, poets and prostitutes, country idylls and whipping clubs all take their place in an intriguing panorama of lesbian lives and loves. 'Controversial, erotic and radical, Emma Donoghue's lesbian voyage of exploration outlines an astonishing spectrum of gender rebellion which creates a new map of eighteenth-century sexual territories and identities.' Patricia Duncker

Give Us Also The Right To Our Existence Passions Between Women Radclyffe Hall And Virginia Woolf S Diverse Points Of Reference

Author: Karen Lee Holler
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Divine Passions

Author: Owen M. Lynch
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ISBN: 0520304675
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Naked holy men denying sexuality and feeling; elderly people basking in the warmth and security provided by devoted and attentive family members; fastidious priests concerned solely with rules of purity and the minutiae of ritual practice; puritanical moralists concealing women and sexuality behind purdah's veils--these are familiar Western stereotypes of India. The essays in Divine Passions, however, paint other, more colorful and emotionally alive pictures of India: ecstatic religious devotees rolling in temple dust; gray-haired elders worrying about neglect and mistreatment by family members; priests pursuing a lusty, carefree ideal of the good life; and jokers reviling one another with bawdy, sexual insults at marriages. Drawing on rich ethnographic data from emotion-charged scenarios, these essays question Western academic theories of emotion, particularly those that reduce emotions to physiological sensations or to an individual's private feelings. Presenting an alternative view of emotions as culturally constructed and morally evaluative concepts grounded in the bodily self, the contributors to Divine Passions help dispel some of the West's persistent misconceptions of Indian emotional experience. Moreover, the edition as a whole argues for a new and different understanding of India based on field research and an understanding of the devotional (bhakti) tradition. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.

A Passion For Friends

Author: Janice G. Raymond
Editor: Spinifex Press
ISBN: 9781876756086
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This feminist classic explores the many manifestations of friendship between women and examines the ways women have created their own communities and destinies through friendship.

Insane Passions

Author: Christine Coffman
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819568199
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In France in 1933, two sisters, presumed to be lovers, murdered the women who employed them as maids. Known as “the Papin affair,” the incident inspired not only Jean Genet's 1947 The Maids but also an essay by Jacques Lacan that presents the sisters' crime as fueled by a narcissistic, homosexual drive that culminated in the assault. In this new investigation of the roots of the twentieth-century myth of the lesbian-as-madwoman, Christine Coffman argues that the female psychotic was the privileged object of Lacan’s effort to derive a revolutionary theory of subjectivity from the study of mental illness. Examining Lacan's early writings, French surrealism, Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood, and H.D.’s homoerotic fiction in light of feminist and queer theory, Insane Passions argues that the psychotic woman that fascinates modernist writers returns with a murderous vengeance in a number of late twentieth-century films—including Basic Instinct, Sister My Sister, Single White Female, and Murderous Maids. Marking the limit of social acceptability, the “psychotic lesbian” repeatedly appears as the screen onto which the violence and madness of twentieth-century life are projected.

Poems Between Women

Author: Emma Donoghue
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231109253
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With poems in English by over one hundred female poets -- American, English, Scottish, Canadian, South African, Indian, Irish, and Australian -- this is an extraordinary collection that pays homage to four centuries of women's desires, friendships, and expressions of love. The collection is testimony to the rich tradition of female verse and the timelessness of love and creativity.

Desert Passions

Author: Hsu-Ming Teo
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292739389
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The Sheik—E. M. Hull’s best-selling novel that became a wildly popular film starring Rudolph Valentino—kindled “sheik fever” across the Western world in the 1920s. A craze for all things romantically “Oriental” swept through fashion, film, and literature, spawning imitations and parodies without number. While that fervor has largely subsided, tales of passion between Western women and Arab men continue to enthrall readers of today’s mass-market romance novels. In this groundbreaking cultural history, Hsu-Ming Teo traces the literary lineage of these desert romances and historical bodice rippers from the twelfth to the twenty-first century and explores the gendered cultural and political purposes that they have served at various historical moments. Drawing on “high” literature, erotica, and popular romance fiction and films, Teo examines the changing meanings of Orientalist tropes such as crusades and conversion, abduction by Barbary pirates, sexual slavery, the fear of renegades, the Oriental despot and his harem, the figure of the powerful Western concubine, and fantasies of escape from the harem. She analyzes the impact of imperialism, decolonization, sexual liberation, feminism, and American involvement in the Middle East on women’s Orientalist fiction. Teo suggests that the rise of female-authored romance novels dramatically transformed the nature of Orientalism because it feminized the discourse; made white women central as producers, consumers, and imagined actors; and revised, reversed, or collapsed the binaries inherent in traditional analyses of Orientalism.

Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism

Author: Russel Whitaker
Editor: Nineteenth-Century Literature
ISBN: 9780787669300
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Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately four to eight literary figures who died between 1800 and 1899 by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Among the topics profiled in this volume are: Johann Kaspar Lavater Mary Robinson August Wilhelm von Schlegel

Rational Passions

Author: Felicia Gordon
Editor: University of Toronto Press
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"At last we have a wonderful collection that documents the range of women's intellectual activities during the years 1700-1870. One cannot help but admire these women for their intellectual courage and achievements in a male world." - Martha Vicinus, University of Michigan

Inseparable

Author: Emma Donoghue
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447248163
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Love between women crops up throughout literature: from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Charlotte Brontë, Dickens, Agatha Christie, and many more. In Inseparable Emma Donoghue examines how desire between women in literature has been portrayed, from schoolgirls and vampires to runaway wives, from cross-dressing knights to contemporary murder stories. Donoghue looks at the work of those writers who have addressed the ‘unspeakable subject’, examining whether such desire between women is freakish or omnipresent, holy or evil, heart-warming or ridiculous as she excavates a long-obscured tradition of female friendship, one that is surprisingly central to our cultural history. A revelation of a centuries-old literary tradition – brilliant, amusing, and until now, deliberately overlooked.

When Romeo Was A Woman

Author: Lisa Merrill
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Examines the life of the androgynous nineteenth-century American actress and her work on the Anglo-American stage

Gay Life And Culture

Author: Robert Aldrich
Editor: Universe Pub
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A global history from ancient times to the present, told through a series of essays by more than a dozen noted scholars, discusses a wide range of topics, from the Old Testament relationship between Jonathan and David and the Age of Confucius to Native American berdaches and the advent of AIDS. 10,000 first printing.

Pathway To Purpose For Women

Author: Katie Brazelton
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310265878
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Knowing God's five purposes for our lives (worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism) is the beginning--the foundation--of knowing why we were created and the very reasons for our existence.Once a woman knows this, how does she LIVE OUT these purposes in the face of the nitty-gritty realities, demands, pressures, fears, setbacks, and conflicts that often seem to crowd out such eternal and significant purposes? What is the connection between today's to-do list and God's ultimate mission for our lives? How does she live through---see through---the ordinary when she yearns for the significant? This how-to guide, filled with true personal stories, provides stepping stones through the challenges of not only discovering your universal purposes, but also discerning your unique purposes in this life. Countless women have already traveled this pathway, yet each woman's path is unique. Katie writes: 'Do you long to be able to say, 'I'm in my element. I'm in sync. I was BORN for this!'?' Katie Brazelton guides you through the stepping stones on your unique pathway to purpose, helping you discover your specific ministry and life mission.

Book Review Digest

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The Eighteenth Century

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Love Hatred And Other Passions

Author: Paolo Santangelo
Editor: Brill Academic Pub
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The volume is a collections of essays aiming to reconstruct the basic elements that compose the multifaceted discourse on emotions in traditional China. A number of well-known specialists reflect on some fundamental philosophical and linguistic concepts.

Subversive Thoughts Authentic Passions

Author: Bonnie Kreps
Editor: Harpercollins
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This study reveals how women and men suffer from resulting gender-stereotyping and communication failures, and brings fresh understanding to real love