Masculinity, Psychoanalysis, Straight Queer Theory: Essays on Abjection in Literature, Mass Culture…

Hardcover | April 15, 2008

byCalvin Thomas

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Using Lacanian psychoanalysis and queer theory to explore the unstable relationship between heterosexual masculine identity and cultural representation, this book examines the ways straight men are queered and abjected in literature, theory, and film.

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Using Lacanian psychoanalysis and queer theory to explore the unstable relationship between heterosexual masculine identity and cultural representation, this book examines the ways straight men are queered and abjected in literature, theory, and film.

Calvin Thomas is Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University in Atlanta. 

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.37 × 5.85 × 0.72 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230600085

ISBN - 13:9780230600089

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Abject (without) Apologies * Beginning with a Bit of (be)hindsight. . . * Re-enfleshing the Bright Boys; or, How Male Bodies Might Matter to Feminist Theory * Must Desire Be Taken Literally? * Cultural Droppings: On Bersani and Beckett * “Is What You Want Something You Can Discuss?” * “It’s No Longer Your Film”: Abjection and (the) Mulholland (death) Drive