Narratives Of Queer Desire: Deserts of the Heart

Hardcover | August 13, 2009

byM. Breen

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An interdisciplinary project that uses literary analysis, along with personal testimony and the applications of gender theory, as a means for identifying and exploring LGBTQ stories, the book considers queer yearnings for stories other than those conventionally available, that engage and resist norms in literature as well as culture and politics.

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An interdisciplinary project that uses literary analysis, along with personal testimony and the applications of gender theory, as a means for identifying and exploring LGBTQ stories, the book considers queer yearnings for stories other than those conventionally available, that engage and resist norms in literature as well as culture an...

MARGARET BREEN is an Associate Professor of English and Womens Studies at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches courses in LGBT Literature and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230223885

ISBN - 13:9780230223882

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Writing Sexuality: Lesbian Novels and the Progress Narrative
Love in the Shadows: The Same-Sex Marriage Debate and Beyond
Reading for Fantasy in 'Rip Van Winkle' and The Farewell Symphony
Remaking Gender Systems of Story: Sexual Violence in Bastard Out of Carolina and The Way the Crow Flies
Trussed/Trust/Dressed in Translation
Notes
Bibliography
Index