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Queering the Canon : Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture - Christoph Lorey

Queering the Canon

Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture

By: Christoph Lorey (Editor), John Plews (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th September 1998
ISBN: 9781571131782
Number Of Pages: 524

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This collection of twenty-three essays sets its sights on the points of queerness, marginality, and alterity already present within the German canon and introduces further difference and deviation in the form of openly gay German literature in order to promote the always-ongoing shift in cultural representation. Queering the Canon provides new analyses, from queer perspectives, of texts by authors whose names are familiar to canonical lists, including Goethe, Schiller, Thomas and Klaus Mann, Ingeborg Bachmann, Christa Reinig, and Elfriede Jelinek. It also makes welcome room for discussions of literary works that have seldom received scholarly attention.

[...] deserves a place on every German scholar's bookshelf as a suggestion and a beacon. GERMAN QUARTERLY'Lorey and Plew's fine collection must be applauded for its diversity of contributions. It operates on several levels, demonstrating the range of debates that accompany gay and lesbian studies and how these new methodologies can apply to German literature and film.' SEMINAR 'Unfamiliar texts on (counter)-cultural topics are introduced to a wider readership. This alone should ensure that the book is relevant to a range of needs and should have an expansive influence....' MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW'A thought-provoking and useful addition to library collections of German and gay literature.' MONATSHEFTE 'Lorey and Plews have assembled an intriguing and stimulating array of research.... A thought-provoking volume that provides groundbreaking research...' INTERNATIONAL FICTION REVIEW

Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture: An Introduction to Queering the Canon
Queer Theory: History, Status, Trends, and Problemsp. 1
Homosexual Love Between "Degeneration of Human Material" and "Love of Mankind": Demographical Perspectives on Homosexuality in Nineteenth-Century Germanyp. 20
A/Symmetrical Reading of Inversion in Fin-de-Siecle Music, Musicology, and Sexologyp. 36
The Butler Boom: Queer Theory's Impact on German Women's/Gender Studiesp. 73
Reflections of Homosexuality in Medieval Poetry and Chroniclesp. 89
Queer Desires and the Middle High German Comic Tale: Dietrich von der Glezze's Der Bortep. 106
Margarete von Parma in Goethe's Egmont: Text and Performancep. 126
"Love only succors / Those who can love": Mephisto's Desiring Gaze in Goethe's Faustp. 142
Thomas Mann's Queer Schillerp. 159
The Dubious Magic of Male Beauty: Politics and Homoeroticism in the Lives and Works of Thomas and Klaus Mannp. 181
Bildung and Desire: Anna Elisabet Weirauch's Der Skorpionp. 207
That Obscure Object of Desire: Fantasy and Disaster in Ingeborg Bachmann's A Step Towards Gomorrahp. 222
Christa Reinig's Lesbian Warriors: One Sunday During the War of the Gendersp. 234
"Ich gebare nicht. Ich begehre dich": The Lesbian Vampire as Mother/Artist in Elfriede Jelinekp. 248
"Der Kitzel der bosen Gedanken": Representations of Lesbian Pornography in Regina Nossler's Strafe Muss Seinp. 272
Renegade Lit: Gay Writing at the End of Socialist East Germanyp. 293
The Genre Cycle of German Gay Coming-Out Films, 1970-1994p. 311
History and Homosexuality in Frank Ripploh's Taxi to the Toiletp. 340
Camp, Music, and the Production of History: Anita and Rosa von Praunheimp. 350
Out of Hollywod: Monika Treut's Virgin Machine and Percy Adlon's Bagdad Cafep. 383
Gender, Sex, and Sexuality: The Use of Music as a Collateral Marketing Device in Maybe ... Maybe Notp. 403
Performances of Masculinity in Attila Richard Lukacs's E-Werkp. 420
Works Citedp. 434
Notes on Contributorsp. 472
Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9781571131782
ISBN-10: 1571131787
Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 524
Published: 10th September 1998
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.86