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    Literary sexualities

    Bauer, Heike (2015) Literary sexualities. In: Hillman, D. and Maude, U. (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 101-115. ISBN 9781107644397.

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    Abstract

    Sexuality is not the product of fiction, but literary and philosophical works can lay claim to having inspired the terms and concepts in which we think about modern sexuality. This chapter examines how the modern concept of sexuality - and related ideas about identity and the body – were articulated around 1900. It argues that attention to the literary aspects of sexuality deepens understanding of why, and how, the body and its desires became so influential for defining the modern subject, both individually and in collective terms.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): literary studies, history of sexuality, the body, modernism, modernity, literary and cultural criticism, gender studies, queer studies,
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Heike Bauer
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 08:56
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 04:50
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12528

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