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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... similarities between postmodernist ontological instability and queer resistances to teleology. Building on the theoretical work of Brian McHale and Lee Edelman, I argue that Pynchon’s representations of sadomasochism in Gravity’s Rainbow become a destabilizing narrative force that queers Pynchon’s poetics...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 462 Women, Slavery, and the Problem of Freedom in Wide Sargasso Sea the primitive, of Africa and unbridled sexuality, of sadomasochism and historical slavery, of black-on-white rape and emancipation, and of vio- lence and sexual liberation. Through these difficult analogies, Rhys plays with...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
... saintly Owen of so many narratives, Adrian Caesar’s Taking It Like a Man equates Owen’s homosexuality with sadomasochism and suggests that Owen in the end celebrates the war he claims to be decrying because it helps form same- sex bonds (154). Caesar’s earlier work refers to Owen’s...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 442–458.
Published: 01 December 2007
... floorshow, there is a strong suggestion of sadomasochism or perhaps plain violence in this otherwise comic incident. It is difficult to say for sure whether it is Miss Douce or Lenehan who is most at risk.13 Whatever the case, the passage intimates that sensuality and mimicry are potentially...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 391–412.
Published: 01 December 2006
... ity for signs of forbidden being; they “out” a whole carnival of transgressive and/or abject sexualities— lesbianism, homosexual ity, sadomasochism, vampirism, transvestism, bestiality, pederasty, incest. (171) Chisholm shows that such recuperative efforts fail to...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009