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Hispanisms and Homosexualities (Series Q)

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A man masquerading as a lesbian in Spain’s Golden Age fiction. A hermaphrodite’s encounters with the Spanish Inquisition. Debates about virility in the national literature of postrevolutionary Mexico. The work of contemporary artists Reinaldo Arenas, Severo Sarduy, and María Luisa Bemberg. The public persona of Pedro Zamora, former star of MTV’s The Real World. Despite an enduring queer presence in Hispanic literatures and cultures, most scholars have avoided the specter of sexual dissidence in the Spanish-speaking world.

In Hispanisms and Homosexualities, editors Sylvia Molloy and Robert Irwin bring together a group of essays that advance Hispanic studies and gay and lesbian studies by calling into question what is meant by the words Hispanic and homosexual. The fourteen contributors to this volume not only offer queer readings of Spanish and Latin American texts and performances, they also undermine a univocal sense of homosexual identities and practices. Taking on formations of national identity and sexuality; the politics of visibility and outing; the intersections of race, sexuality, and imperial discourse; the status of transvestism and posing; and a postmodern aesthetic of camp and kitsch, these essays from both established and emerging scholars provide a more complex and nuanced view of related issues involving nationality, ethnicity, and sexuality in the Hispanic world.

Hispanisms and Homosexualities offers the most sophisticated critical and theoretical work to date in Hispanic and queer studies. It will be an essential text for all those engaged with the complexities of ethnic, cultural, and sexual subjectivities.

Contributors. Daniel Balderston, Emilie Bergmann, Israel Burshatin, Brad Epps, Mary S. Gossy, Robert Irwin, Agnes I. Lugo-Ortiz, Sylvia Molloy, Oscar Montero, José Esteban Muñoz, José Quiroga, Rubén Ríos Avila, B. Sifuentes Jáuregui, Paul Julian Smith

Synopsis:

A collection of essays addressing gay/lesbian identities and practices in relation to Spanish/Latin American literatures and cultures.

About the Author

Sylvia Molloy is the Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities at New York University. She is the author of numerous books including Signs of Borges, also published by Duke University Press.

Robert Irwin is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Tulane University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822321989
Editor:
Molloy, Sylvia
Editor:
Irwin, Robert McKee
Editor:
Molloy, Sylvia
Editor:
Irwin, Robert McKee
Editor:
Sylvia Molloy
Author:
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky
Author:
le Aina
Author:
Barale, Mich&egrave
Author:
Goldberg, Jonathan
Author:
Molloy, Sylvia
Author:
Mich&egrave
Author:
Irwin, Robert McKee
Author:
Moon, Michael
Author:
le Aina Barale
Author:
Molloy
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Location:
Durham :
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
European - Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
American - Hispanic American
Subject:
Spanish american literature
Subject:
Spanish literature
Subject:
Homosexuality and literature
Subject:
Spanish literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Hispanic American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Series Q
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.84x5.92x1.03 in. 1.18 lbs.

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