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The Resource The inverted gaze: : queering the French literary classics in America, Franðcois Cusset

The inverted gaze: : queering the French literary classics in America, Franðcois Cusset

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The inverted gaze: : queering the French literary classics in America
Title
The inverted gaze:
Title remainder
queering the French literary classics in America
Statement of responsibility
Franðcois Cusset
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Language
eng
Summary
François Cusset, author of the acclaimed book French Theory, investigates the queering of the French literary canon by American writers and scholars in this thought-provoking and free-minded journey across six centuries of literary classics and sexual polemics. Cusset presents the foundations and rationale for American queer theory, the field of study established in the 1990s and promulgated by writers and scholars such as Judith Butler, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Michael Warner (in the wake of Michel Foucault), which challenges a supposed "heteronormative" ideology in our culture. He provides an overview of their reinterpretation of the French literary canon from a queer perspective, then deliberately goes further, confronting that same canon with a lively form of general suspicion-seeking gender trouble and sexual ambiguities in the most unexpected corners of French literary classics, in which macho heroes turn out to be homosocial melancholics and the most seemingly submissive housewives are great vanguards of lesbian liberation. Cusset's survey includes medieval and Renaissance literature, works from the Age of Enlightenment, nineteenth-century avant-gardists such as Charles Baudelaire and Honoré de Balzac, and twentieth-century modernists such as Marcel Proust and Jean Genet. Bold in its themes and propositions, The Inverted Gaze (a translation of the book Queer Critics) is an extraordinary work about French literature and American queer politics by one of France's biggest intellectual stars
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Midwest
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Cusset, Franðcois
Dewey number
840.9/353
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • French literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Villains in literature
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adult
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The inverted gaze: : queering the French literary classics in America, Franðcois Cusset
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11860281
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9781551524115
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11860281
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860281
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The inverted gaze: : queering the French literary classics in America, Franðcois Cusset
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11860281
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781551524115
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11860281
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860281
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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