Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture

Ben Davies (Editor), J. Funke (Editor)

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Examining modern art, literature, film, theory and the law, Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture challenges the division of straight and queer temporalities. It problematises reductive understandings of straight and queer time, moving beyond the equation of straight time with heterosexuality and queer time with non-normative sexuality. The collection shows how queer subjects can be said to participate in straight time and explores the queer temporalities of heterosexual existence. Investigating innovative uses of time, sexual practices and desire, it demonstrates how queer and straight time intersect in complex and sometimes unexpected ways, calling for a radical rethinking of these categories. Exploring the time of dance, a 1921 film version of Hamlet, the hymen, intersex and transgender discourse, lyrical history and works by contemporary writers like Ian McEwan and Jeanette Winterson, this collection opens up new ways of thinking time, sex and gender.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9780230275478
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


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