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Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700

Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexuality,1570-1640

Editors: Relihan, C., Stanivukovic, G. (Eds.)

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Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexuality, 1570-1640 brings together twelve new essays which situate the arguments about the multiple constructions of sexualities in prose fiction within contemporary critical debates about the body, gender, desire, print culture, postcoloniality, and cultural geography. Looking at Sidney's Arcadia , Wroth's Urania , Lyly's Euphues ; fictions by Gascoigne, Riche, Parry, and Brathwaite; as well as Hellenic romances, rogue fictions, and novelle, the essays expand and challenge current critical arguments about the gendering of labour, female eroticism, queer masculinity, sodomy, male friendship, cross-dressing, heteroeroticism, incest, and the gendering of poetic creativity.

About the authors

CONSTANCE C. RELIHAN is Hargis Professor of English at Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

GORAN V. STANIVUKOVIC is Associate Professor of English at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Reviews

"From popular rogue pamphlets and collections of novelle to courtly romances like Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Mary Wroth's Urania, English Renaissance prose fiction enticed male and female readers alike with fantastic, exotic, sometimes violent, tales of love and sexual passion. Rescuing these texts from critical neglect, this volume richly demonstrates the role that prose fiction played in the fashioning and circulation of sexual discourses during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It gathers historically and theoretically informed essays that shrewdly analyze the narrative and ideological strategies employed by prose fiction writers to represent the erotic plurality of English Renaissance literature and culture. In the process, this collection offers exciting new perspectives not only on sexuality (including, but not limited to, its 'hetero' and 'homo' varieties), but also on racial difference, religious conflict, market economics, male friendship, female chastity, and gender performance in the early modern period." - Mario DiGangi, Associate Professor of English, Lehman College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

"Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexualities in England, 1570-1640, offers a significant contribution to early modern scholarship and recent work on the history of sexuality. By foregrounding the formal, historical and political aspects of prose fiction, the essays work collectively to complicate assumptions about the 'normative' sexual subject and expand the field of erotic representation for historians of literature, gender and sexuality. This important book will be of interest to scholars and students of early modern literature and culture, and to all interested in archival and theoretical resources available for advancing the history of sexuality." - Carla Mazzio, University of Chicago


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexuality,1570-1640
Editors
  • C. Relihan
  • G. Stanivukovic
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6388-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-73216-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 287
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