By Valerie Traub
In either feminist concept and Shakespearean feedback, questions of sexuality have regularly been conflated with questions of gender. First released in 1992, this booklet info the intersections and contradictions among sexuality and gender within the early smooth interval. Valerie Traub argues that wish and anxiousness jointly represent the erotic in Shakespearean drama – circulating during the dramatic texts, traversing ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ websites, eliciting and expressing heterosexual and homoerotic fantasies, embodiments, and fears. this can be the 1st ebook to provide a non-normalizing account of the subconscious and the institutional prerogatives that contain the erotics of Shakespearean drama. utilizing feminist, psychoanalytic, and new ancient tools, and utilizing every one to interrogate the opposite, the booklet synthesises the psychic and the social, the person and the institutional.
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Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals): Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama by Valerie Traub