The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literature (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literature (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Cambridge University Press, 12/10/2015
EAN 9781107663435, ISBN10: 1107663431

Paperback, 292 pages, 23.1 x 15.3 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literature examines literary representations of lesbian sexuality, identities, and communities, from the medieval period to the present. In addition to providing a helpful orientation to key literary-historical periods, critical concepts, theoretical debates and literary genres, this Companion considers the work of such well-known authors as Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Alison Bechdel and Sarah Waters. Written by a host of leading critics and covering subjects as diverse as lesbian desire in the long eighteenth century and same-sex love in a postcolonial context, this Companion delivers insight into the variety of traditions that have shaped the present landscape of lesbian literature.

Lesbian literature?
an introduction Jodie Medd
1. The queer time of lesbian literature
history and temporality Carla Freccero
2. Debating definitions
the lesbian in feminist studies and queer studies Annamarie Jagose
3. Experience, difference, and power Sandra K. Soto
4. Global desires, postcolonial critique
queer women in nation, migration, and diaspora Shamira A. Meghani
5. Situating female same-sex love in the middle ages Karma Lochrie
6. 'Bedfellowes in royaltie'
early/modern Sapphic representations Susan S. Lanser
7. Writing lesbian desire in the long eighteenth century Caroline Gonda
8. Lesbian postmortem at the fin de siècle Kate Thomas
9. Modern times
modernist writing, modern sexualities Madelyn Detloff
10. Popular genres and 'lesbian' culture
from pulp to crime, and beyond Kaye Mitchell
11. Lesbian autobiography and memoir Monica Pearl
12. Lesbianism-poetry/poetry-lesbianism Amy Sara Carroll
13. Contemporary lesbian fiction
into the twenty-first century Emma Parker
14. Comics, graphic narratives, and lesbian lives Heike Bauer.