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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 January 2008
... specifically, homoerotic desire is seen to be the essence of what is repressed for the sake of establishing bourgeois culture, which is “always already” heteronormative. Homosexuals who suffer from this repression gain a kind of revenge by demonizing heteronormative relations, as does Horace Walpole...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
... for Sodomy; Nature and the Laws of God require it. —Daniel Defoe, Conjugal Lewdness (1727) The new gay reading of The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Rob- inson Crusoe (London, 1719) treats Daniel Defoe’s famous novel as a case history of homosexual repression. According to Hans Turley...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 22–38.
Published: 01 January 2007
... on the Eumolpus narrative. In both, a woman appropriates for herself the role of catamite, assuming by witty and perverse inclination the place of a subservient boy and thus making a hash of the binarisms 32 Eighteenth-Century Life presumed to operate in both heterosexual and homosexual relations. Tak...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and exposed them to disgrace. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Béthune homosexuality Jean Benjamin de La Borde Voltaire sodomy Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 43, Number 3, September 2019 doi 10.1215/00982601-7725727 Copyright 2019 by Jeffrey Merrick 4 1 Father, Lackey, Son...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 8–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... publication history. novel letters scholarly edition sexuality homosexuality Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., there are no entries in the index for homosexuality, or sodomy, or buggery. Sodomy is men- tioned in the chapter on popular erotic or bawdy literature when Lyons dis- cusses criminal trial collections reprinted in the colonies, but otherwise, homo- sexual behavior seems to be nonexistent, as far as Lyons...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of homosexuality in Hogarth's art prompted me to recall the homosexual innuendos not only in The Beggar's Opera picture, where a member of the audience holds the tip of his cane close to his lips. Elsewhere, a chairman's backside is turned suggestively toward the Rake as he quits his chair in the arrest scene...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
... on this version, though one doctoral thesis has examined it in relation to language about homosexuality in the period.13 I have not located any other references to this title in newspapers or other publications of the eighteenth century. The second version of the story appeared in late July 1728, this time...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 32–46.
Published: 01 April 2001
... assumed that Rufus was a homosexual; Frank Barlow has more recently con- cluded, “On the whole the evidence points to the king’s bisexuality” (William Rufus [Berke- ley: Univ. of California, 1983], p. 109.) John Boswell has argued, however, that the charges...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 74–81.
Published: 01 April 2021
... People: Negotia- tions and Expressions of Homosexuality, 1700- 1800 (2007); edited two other vol- umes, one of which is Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century (2014); and authored one book, Being the Body of Christ: Towards a Twenty- First Century Homosexual Theology for the Anglican Church (2014...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2021
... a Romantic obsession with heterodox, forbidden subjects death, perversion, and homosexuality. In addition to his suggestive claims about the nature of Beckford s author- ship, Châtel provides other acute insights, as when he refers to how in Vathek Beckford s pervasive tonal strategy wavered between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 January 2016
... not be sold, although they were (with a madam informing the police inspector and offering him first access in at least one case), clergymen were not supposed to frequent brothels, although they did (at the real risk of incarceration), and cross-dressing, homosexual acts, and sex with children under...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 221–225.
Published: 01 January 2011
... fleeing McCarthyism in the US. This “distinctly B picture” is considered not only in terms of its homo- sexual subtext (the link between “mate” and matelot will be brilliantly made in the subsequent chapter on Corbière), but also in terms of a “taboo within a taboo: homosexual rape within...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Special Issue”; and two articles in Eighteenth-Century Life—Joseph Levine’s “The Battle of the Books and the Shield of Achilles” and George Rousseau’s “The Pursuit of Homosexuality in the Eighteenth Century”—have won the ASECS Clifford Prize. A fine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 January 2001
... roman des Lumières (Paris: Honoré Champion, 1998). Pp. 480. ISBN 2-85203- 685-1 Hobson, Christopher Z. Blake and Homosexuality (N.Y.: Palgrave, 2000). Pp. xxii + 249. $49.95. ISBN 0-312-23451-1 Hume, David. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, ed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 92–98.
Published: 01 April 2015
... homosexuality, which was a hanging offense, one may believe it unlikely that “slavery was the greatest repressed force in Beck- ford’s life” (137). Gikandi’s statement that “patronage of art and culture had shifted from the courts and aristocracy to the middle classes, the only people with amounts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2001
... NOTES 1. Tendencies (Durham: Duke Univ., 1993), p. 48. 2. The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture (N.Y.: Columbia Univ., 1993), p. 30. 3. Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel (Durham: Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 73–113.
Published: 01 January 2010
... unions,” and, he adds, the “young Austen was equally knowing on the subject of homosexual desire” (lxi). Sabor thus uncovers possible motives for the nineteenth-century’s refashioning of the author: “The reluctance of Austen’s Victorian descendants, the Austen-Leighs, to publish her juvenilia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to “make a case.” I greatly admire a scholar who admits the inadequacy of the pertinent evidence and refuses to make a call. As an example, I offer Gary C. Thomas on the problem of whether Handel was homosexual.62 The only defensible answer is “We cannot be sure.” He certainly may have been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., are adapted from Theomnestus’s speech in Amores 230 – 35. David M. Halperin, “Historicizing the Subject of Desire,” in How to Do the History of Homosexuality (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2002), 81 – 103, regards Erôtes as a text that, through “its combination of literary gamesmanship and sexual...