Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550-1735: An Anthology of Literary Texts and Contexts (Paperback)

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Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550-1735: An Anthology of Literary Texts and Contexts (Paperback)

By Marie Loughlin (Editor)

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Balancing long-overlooked and well-known works from early modern England, Same-sex desire in early modern England, 1550-1735: An anthology of literary texts and contexts is a collection of English texts about homoerotic love, relationships, desires, and sexual acts.

The anthology's core texts are selections from works of drama, fiction, romance, poetry, essays and translation. These core texts are carefully introduced and annotated, and supplemented with illuminating contextual material from other early modern disciplines such as law, medicine, and theology. Juxtaposing literary and non-literary representations of same-sex erotic desire, this anthology explores a rich tradition of works both celebrating and condemning same-sex erotic love, focusing on a balance between the period's well-known homoerotic works, such as Shakespeare's Sonnets, and those which have remained much more obscure, such as Catherine Trotter's heroic drama Agnes de Castro.
Marie H. Loughlin is Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Product Details ISBN: 9780719082085
ISBN-10: 0719082080
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: February 28th, 2014
Pages: 608
Language: English