The homoerotics of early modern drama /

This book is the first comprehensive account of homoeroticism in Renaissance drama. Mario DiGangi analyses the relation between homoeroticism and social power in a wide range of literary and historical texts from the 1580s to the 1620s, drawing on the insights of materialist, feminist and queer theo...

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Author / Creator:DiGangi, Mario.
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 216 pages)
Language:English
Series:Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture ; 21
Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture ; 21.
Subject:English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality and literature -- England -- History.
Politics and literature -- England -- History.
Literature and society -- England -- History.
Eroticism in literature.
Sodomy in literature.
Renaissance -- England.
Order in literature.
Sex in literature.
DRAMA -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English drama.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
Eroticism in literature.
Homosexuality and literature.
Literature and society.
Order in literature.
Politics and literature.
Renaissance.
Sex in literature.
Sodomy in literature.
Toneelstukken.
Renaissance.
Homoseksualiteit.
England.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11114065
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ISBN:0511005008
9780511005008
Notes:Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Columbia University.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-208) and index.
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Summary:This book is the first comprehensive account of homoeroticism in Renaissance drama. Mario DiGangi analyses the relation between homoeroticism and social power in a wide range of literary and historical texts from the 1580s to the 1620s, drawing on the insights of materialist, feminist and queer theory. Each chapter focuses on the homoerotics of a major dramatic genre (Ovidian comedy, satiric comedy, tragedy and tragicomedy) and studies the ideologies and institutions it characteristically explores. DiGangi examines distinctions between orderly and disorderly forms of homoerotic practice in both canonical and unfamiliar texts. In these readings, the various proliferating forms of homoeroticism are indentified in relation to sodomy, against which there were cultural and legal prohibitions in the period. DiGangi's study illuminates, through a diverse range of plays, the centrality of homoerotic practices to household, court and city life in early modern England.
Other form:Print version: DiGangi, Mario. Homoerotics of early modern drama. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997 0521583411