Gay & Lesbian Literature Products

  • New Perspectives on Gender in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

    Teen Dreams and Lost Girls

    Edited by Tricia Clasen, Holly Hassel

    This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates scholarship on this topic by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)

    Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

    By Valerie Traub

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Collected Poems of Anna Seward

    Edited by Lisa L. Moore

    This critical edition of the poems of Anna Seward (1742-1809) re-establishes one of the most popular and prolific poets of the early Romantic period. Her work influenced Charllotte Smith and Mary Robinson and later both Wordsworth and Coleridge. Her reputation was so high that Sir Walter Scott…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04

  • AIDS Literature and Gay Identity

    The Literature of Loss

    By Monica B. Pearl

    This book discusses the significance of late twentieth century and early twenty first century American fiction written in response to the AIDS crisis and interrogates how sexual identity is depicted and constructed textually. Pearl develops Freudian psychoanalytic theory in a complex account of the…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Edward Carpenter (Routledge Revivals)

    In Appreciation

    Edited by Gilbert Beith

    Edward Carpenter: In Appreciation, first published in 1931, presents a collection of tributes to and reminiscences about the renowned socialist poet, pioneering gay rights activist, environmentalist and political thinker. Embroiled in controversy with prominent figures of all political persuasions…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge Revivals

  • Same-Sex Desire in the English Renaissance

    A Sourcebook of Texts, 1470-1650

    By Kenneth Borris

    The readings gathered here include many rare texts that have not been reprinted for centuries, excerpted from biblical commentary, legal writings, medical and scientific writings, popular encyclopedias, and literature, as well as continental vernacular and Latin sources never before available in…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23

  • Sexual Sameness (Routledge Revivals)

    Textual Differences in Lesbian and Gay Writing

    Edited by Joseph Bristow

    First published in 1992, Sexual Sameness examines the differing textual strategies male and female writers have developed to celebrate homosexuality. Examining such writers as E.M. Forster, James Baldwin, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Audre Lourde, this wide-ranging book demonstrates how literature…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge Revivals

  • Transgender Experience

    Place, Ethnicity, and Visibility

    Edited by Chantal Zabus, David Coad

    This collection by trans and non-trans academics and artists from the United States, the UK, and continental Europe, examines how transgenderism can be conceptualized in a literary, biographical, and autobiographical framework, with emphasis on place, ethnicity and visibility. The volume covers the…

    Hardback – 2013-12-11
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Queer Sinophone Cultures

    Edited by Howard Chiang, Ari Larissa Heinrich

    The Sinophone framework emphasises the diversity of Chinese-speaking communities and cultures, and seeks to move beyond a binary model of China and the West. Indeed, this strikingly resembles attempts within the queer studies movement to challenge the dimorphisms of sex and gender. Bringing…

    Hardback – 2013-11-25
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Lesbian Muse and Poetic Identity, 1889–1930

    By Sarah Parker

    Throughout history the poetic muse has tended to be (a passive) female and the poet male. This dynamic caused problems for late Victorian and twentieth-century women poets; how could the muse be reclaimed and moved on from the passive role of old? Parker looks at fin-de-siècle and modernist lyric…

    Hardback – 2013-11-01
    Gender and Genre

  • Homoeroticism in Imperial China

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Mark Stevenson, Cuncun Wu

    Bringing together over sixty pre-modern Chinese primary sources on same-sex desire in English translation, Homoeroticism in Imperial China is an important addition to the growing field of the comparative history of sexuality and provides a window onto the continuous cultural relevance of same-sex…

    Hardback – 2012-12-05

  • The Routledge Queer Studies Reader

    Edited by Donald E. Hall, Annamarie Jagose

    The Routledge Queer Studies Reader provides a comprehensive resource for students and scholars working in this vibrant and interdisciplinary field. The book traces the emergence and development of Queer Studies as a field of scholarship, presenting key critical essays alongside more recent…

    Paperback – 2012-05-31
    Routledge Literature Readers

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