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Tendencies

Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1993.
Series: Series Q.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ""the soft-spoken queen of gay studies"" (Rolling Stone). Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing. The essays range from Diderot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James to queer kids and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
ISBN: 9780822314219 0822314215 9780822381860 0822381869 0822314088 9780822314080
OCLC Number: 982205936
Description: xvi, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Queer and now --
Privilege of unknowing: Diderot's the Nun --
Tales of the avunculate: the Importance of being Earnest --
Is the rectum straight?: Identification and identity in the Wings of the dove --
Memorial for Craig Owens --
Jane Austen and the masturbating girl --
Epidemics of the will --
Nationalisms and sexualities: as opposed to what? --
How to bring your kids up gay: the war on effeminate boys --
Willa Cather and others --
A poem is being written --
Divinity: a dossier, a performance piece, a little-understood emotion (written with Michael Moon) --
White glasses.
Series Title: Series Q.
Responsibility: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.

Abstract:

Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ""the soft-spoken queen of gay studies"" (Rolling Stone). Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing. The essays range from Diderot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James to queer kids and twelve-step programs; from ""Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl"" to a performance piece on Divine written with Michael Moon; from political correctness and the poetics of spanking.
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"Because of the polymorphousness of its disciplinary perversity, Tendencies, taken together with Sedgwick's two previous books, virtually defines the new field of queer studies. The opulent Read more...

 
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