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The Female Thermometer

£17.99

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Oxford University Press, 1995, first. Castle, T. Paperback, condition: used very good++. Minimal shelf wear, pages unmarked. The work of leading scholar Terry Castle has helped to revolutionize thinking about lesbian studies and eighteenth-century literature. Re-envisioning the era as alive with complexity, in which gender, sexuality, and culture are in constant flux, she offers provocative new theories on culture and sexual identity. This collection offers several of Castle's liveliest essays on female identity from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. Throughout the book are woven themes which are constant in Castle's work: fantasy, hallucination, travesty, transgression, and sexual ambiguity. Like the mythical thermometer of the title, literature is filled with devices for quantifying elements of women's nature and sexuality which are hard to define-or uncomfortable to confront. Looking at images that mask or mystify female nature, these essays offer a challenging look at a range of issues involved in the exploration of gender studies. Its revisionist version of eighteenth-century life will intrigue all those concerned with cultural studies and issues of gender relations throughout history.

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Author(s):
Castle, T
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
first
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
019508098X
ISBN-13:
9780195080988
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Female Thermometer

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Oxford University Press, 1995, first. Castle, T. Paperback, condition: used very good++. Minimal shelf wear, pages unmarked. The work of leading scholar Terry Castle has helped to revolutionize thinking about lesbian studies and eighteenth-century literature. Re-envisioning the era as alive with complexity, in which gender, sexuality, and culture are in constant flux, she offers provocative new theories on culture and sexual identity. This collection offers several of Castle's liveliest essays on female identity from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. Throughout the book are woven themes which are constant in Castle's work: fantasy, hallucination, travesty, transgression, and sexual ambiguity. Like the mythical thermometer of the title, literature is filled with devices for quantifying elements of women's nature and sexuality which are hard to define-or uncomfortable to confront. Looking at images that mask or mystify female nature, these essays offer a challenging look at a range of issues involved in the exploration of gender studies. Its revisionist version of eighteenth-century life will intrigue all those concerned with cultural studies and issues of gender relations throughout history.

Author(s):
Castle, T
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
first
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
019508098X
ISBN-13:
9780195080988
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Female Thermometer

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