Literature and Sexuality

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  • 24 Jan 2020
    Warren Chernaik

    Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature

    When I was writing Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature, a book primarily about two writers, the Earl of Rochester and Aphra Behn, back in the 1990s, the opening sentence of the jacket blurb read: ‘The pursuit of sexual freedom and its political, philosophical and practical implications are the themes of this wide-ranging study of seventeenth-century […]

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  • 13 Feb 2019
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    Tyler Bradway, E. L. McCallum

    Queer Theory Now and the Pleasure of Movement

    Queer theory emerged in the midst of crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s: as the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged, scholars and activists sought to disrupt the stigmatization and erasure of LGBTQ lives in the Reagan/Thatcher era. In centering sexuality within cultural analysis, queer theory built on foundations established by the feminist and gay liberation […]

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