Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance: Gender and by John S. Garrison

By John S. Garrison

In this quantity, the writer bargains a considerable reconsideration of same-sex relatives within the early glossy interval, and argues that early sleek writers – instead of easily celebrating a classical friendship version dependent in dyadic exclusivity and a rejection of self-interest – sought to innovate on classical versions for idealized friendship. This e-book redirects scholarly conversations concerning gender, sexuality, classical receptions, and the commercial points of social family within the early sleek interval. It issues to new instructions within the program of queer idea to Renaissance literature by means of studying workforce friendship as a celebrated social formation within the paintings of early glossy writers from Shakespeare to Milton.

This quantity could be of curiosity to students of the early glossy interval in England, in addition to to these attracted to the intersections among literature and gender reports, monetary heritage and the commercial features of social kin, the classics and the classical culture, and the historical past of sexuality.

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