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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Entiendes?: Queer Readings, Hispanic Writings (Series Q)

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"¿Entiendes?" is literally translated as "Do you understand? Do you get it?" But those who do "get it" will also hear within this question a subtler meaning: "Are you queer? Are you one of us?" The issues of gay and lesbian identity represented by this question are explored for the first time in the context of Spanish and Hispanic literature in this groundbreaking anthology.

Combining intimate knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures with contemporary queer theory, these essays address texts that share both a common language and a concern with lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Using a variety of approaches, the contributors tease the homoerotic messages out of a wide range of works, from chronicles of colonization in the Caribbean to recent Puerto Rican writing, from the work of Cervantes to that of the most outrageous contemporary Latina performance artists. This volume offers a methodology for examining work by authors and artists whose sexuality is not so much open as "an open secret," respecting, for example, the biographical privacy of writers like Gabriela Mistral while responding to the voices that speak in their writing. Contributing to an archeology of queer discourses, ¿Entiendes? also includes important studies of terminology and encoded homosexuality in Argentine literature and Caribbean journalism of the late nineteenth century.

Whether considering homosexual panic in the stories of Borges, performances by Latino AIDS activists in Los Angeles, queer lives in turn-of-the-century Havana and Buenos Aires, or the mapping of homosexual geographies of 1930s New York in Lorca’s "Ode to Walt Whitman," ¿Entiendes? is certain to stir interest at the crossroads of sexual and national identities while proving to be an invaluable resource.

About the Author

Emilie L. Bergmann is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley and a coauthor of Women, Culture and Politics in Latin America.

Paul Julian Smith is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Cambridge University. He is the author of many books including, Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar and Laws of Desire: Questions of Homosexuality in Spanish Writing and Film, 1960–90.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822316152
Editor:
Bergmann, Emilie L.
Editor:
Smith, Paul J.
Editor:
Emilie L. Bergmann
Editor:
Bergmann, Emilie L.
Editor:
Smith, Paul J.
Author:
Mich&egrave
Author:
le Aina Barale
Author:
Moon, Michael
Author:
le Aina
Author:
Bergmann
Author:
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky
Author:
Bergmann, Emilie L.
Author:
Barale, Mich&egrave
Author:
Goldberg, Jonathan
Author:
Smith, Paul Julian
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
European - Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
Spanish american literature
Subject:
Spanish literature
Subject:
Homosexuality and literature
Subject:
Homosexuality in literature
Subject:
Spanish literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Series Q
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 bandw photographs
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.29x6.21x1.32 in. 1.72 lbs.

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