Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture by B. Davies

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture

EditorB. Davies, J. Funke

Hardcover | March 1, 2011

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Investigating modern art, literature, theory and the law, this book illustrates the different ways in which sex, gender and time intersect. It demonstrates that time offers new critical perspectives on sex and gender and makes problematic reductive understandings of sexual identity as well as straight and queer time

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BEN DAVIES is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant in the School of English, University of St Andrews, UK.JANA FUNKE is an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, UK.
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Title:Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230275478

ISBN - 13:9780230275478

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Sexual Temporalities, B.Davies & J.Funke
PART I: BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS: NEGOTIATING HISTORY AND FUTURITY
Queer Medieval Time in Hamlet (1921); B.Bildhauer
No Present; S.Guy-Bray
History's Tears; M.O'Rourke
Jeanette Winterson's Love Intervention: Rethinking the Future; A.Rine 
PART II: IN AND OUT OF TIME: SEXUAL PRACTICES, SEXUAL IDENTITIES
Hymenal Exceptionality; B.Davies
Time for the Gift of Dance; S.Dillon
The Case of Karl M.[artha] Baer: Narrating 'Uncertain' Sex; J.Funke
Transgender Temporalities and the UK Gender Recognition Act; E.Grabham
PART III: (UN)BECOMING: NEGATIVITY, DEATH AND EXTINCTION
Unbecoming: Queer Negativity/Radical Passivity; J.Halberstam
Difference, Time and Organic Extinction; C.Colebrook
Busy Dying; V.Rohy
Index

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'‘This volume brings the questions of how time may be thought through sex and gender, and how sex/gender may be fundamentally temporal, to a wonderful range of disciplines and historical moments. It not only extends and broadens recent inquiries into sex and time, but also questions any too-easy binary between queer temporality and straight temporality. These beautifully written, theoretically complex essays come to us at exactly the moment we need them.’'-- Elizabeth Freeman, Professor of English, University of California, Davis, USA