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You are deemed doubly guilty: La Rochefoucauld wrote “There are some people who would never have fallen in love if they had klsofsky heard there was such a thing” – does the same go for hate as goes for love? The chapter dedicated to the king of obscurity is the one closest to ‘pure’ literary analysis.
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Epistemology of the Closet
As Christians, I believe this is important for us to understand. I concede epistemolgy this opinion comes from an undergrad who has seldom encountered literary theory in a classroom setting shame, shame, shamebut from what I gather–“affect” is intuitive.
I suppose it must have been the rise of religion that gave voice to the prudish hatred for the sexual act.
It will be intensely rewarding to some and perplexingly frustrating to others. And created a heteronormative society in which not only homosexuality was suppressed, but the closet also expanded to be more intricate than thought of, because the closet began inhaling culture and race at the same time.
In the book, Sedgwick analyzes a late nineteenth century historical moment in which sexual orientation became as important a definer of personal identity as gender had been for centuries.
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To me the meaning of the closet was something referring to fear and epistemologgy of people whom didn’t for the norm. This makes for a reading experience that is as highly interesting as it can be frustrating. In her preface, Sedgwick examines the book both personally and kozofsky, as she analyzes the first wave of the AIDS epidemic and its influence on the text.
Working from classic texts of European and American writers – including Melville, James, Nietzsche, Proust, and Wilde – Sedgwick analyzes a turn-of-the-century historical moment in which sexual orientation became as important a demarcation of personhood as gender had been for centuries.
Oscar Wilde and The Picture of Dorian Gray Surprisingly enough this chapter was not as long or thorough as one might expect. Working from classic texts of European and Also how we all bear otherness in ourselves and xenophobia is fear of BEING the strange rather than a seperated out fear of the strange. The reality that gay women and men have been subject to the heteronormative social structures, producing a disheartening amount of pain, compulsive sexuality, and rigid identity boundaries-the equally unpleasant reality that straight I concede that this opinion comes from an undergrad who has seldom encountered literary theory in a classroom setting shame, shame, shamebut from what I gather–“affect” is intuitive.
All people are of equal worth, because all are created in the image of God. Retrieved from ” https: This book reflects the huge AIDS crisis among gay men in the s, and the forms of homophobia around at that time – to understand some of the tonalities and cognitive structures of the book you must know the context.
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In fact, on my second reading of these chapters, I tried to read them as if I were not familiar with their works, they are still accessible. The sedgwck US-based activism alongside queer theory — born out of a frustration with lesbian and gay movements that were perceived as assimilationist, seeking the approval of dominant heterosexual society rather than challenging it — was intentionally provocative and confrontational.
According to Robert Tobina writer for Philosophy and Literature”Readers who still hanker for expository prose without digressions might on occasion be frustrated with this book, as will readers whose politics differ from Sedgwick’s.
epiistemology For much of my adult life, I have felt a special burden for ministry to homosexuals. May 11, Stef Rozitis rated it epidtemology it Shelves: The meaning of the I was very fascinated with the way the author expressed they way in which the closet was stablished her point of view and understanding of the closet as an epistemology.
I don’t know that I’ve ever read a book I liked as much as this one for the first pages. Her works reflect an interest in queer performativity, experimental critical writing, non-Lacanian psychoanalysis, Buddhism and pedagogy, the affective theories of Silvan Tomkins and Melanie Klein, and material culture, especially textiles and texture. Ti Fairly early on Sedgwick characterizes this project, in lieu of a warning of sorts, as ‘not pellucid’.
To invoke the utopian bedroom scene of Chuck Berry’s immortal aubade: F For much of my adult life, I have felt a special burden for ministry to homosexuals.
Can’t wait to sedgwickk Touching Seedgwick. Topics Gender A book that changed me. Feb 05, Jamie Bernthal rated it really liked it.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Judith Butler showed me the transformative power of the word queer
Hardwickwhere the majority decision cites a seemingly unbro As much as this book has been named as one of the founding works of the queer theory and discourse, it is not dull and is still relevant in it subject today.
While these are not the conclusions drawn by the author who is not a ChristianI feel that they are a practical application of some of her thoughts that fit within both a Biblical framework and within the canon of queer theory.
I haven’t lost any friends, I haven’t been eschewed from my family or work communities; I have been accepted for who I am, gay. Drawing on feminist scholarship and the work of Michel Foucault, Clloset uncovered purportedly hidden homoerotic subplots in writers like Charles Dickens, Henry James and Marcel Proust.