By Bonnie Zimmerman
A wealthy historical past that should be documented starting in 1869, while the learn of homosexuality could be stated to have began with the institution of sexology, this encyclopedia deals money owed of crucial foreign advancements in a space that now occupies a severe position in lots of fields of educational endeavours. It covers an extended background and a dynamic and ever altering current, whereas establishing up the educational career to new scholarship and new methods of pondering. A groundbreaking new strategy whereas gays and lesbians have shared many points of existence, their histories and cultures constructed in profoundly alternative ways. to mirror this significant truth, the encyclopedia has been ready in separate volumes assuring that either histories obtain complete, impartial recognition and extensive diversity of human adventure is roofed. Written for and via quite a lot of humans meant as a reference for college kids and students in all fields, in addition to for most of the people, the encyclopedia is written in ordinary language. even as it keeps a excessive point of scholarship that comes with either ardour and objectivity. it truly is written by way of one of the most recognized names within the box, in addition to new students, whose study maintains to improve gender experiences into the longer term.
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Extra info for Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures: Volume 1 (Special - Reference)
Her thesis constructs a lesbian intertextual analysis of Jeanette Winterson’s 1992 novel, Written on the Body. D. in English and comparative literature from Columbia University, New York City. Formerly an administrator at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and editor of the Huntington Library Quarterly, she has most recently been a professor of English at California State University, Northridge. Her publications include articles in the Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage (1994) and in Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment England (1992).
Her most recent novel is Bruised Fruit (1999). Born in Dublin, Ireland, she moved to the United States in 1990 and makes her home in Berkeley, California. Plews) of Queering the Canon: Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture (1998). His recent book publications include Lessings Familienbild (1992) and Die Ehe im klassischen Werk Goethes (1995). D. from the Department of English at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1999. Her teaching and research interests include American literatures, public health, feminism, and queer theory.
A. thesis), social movements, and the construction of lesbian identities. D. in drama from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1986 with a dissertation on the Queen Anne period and subsequently taught at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Lesotho and in 1995 moved to South Africa, where she heads the Drama Department at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. D. candidate in social anthropology at the London School of Economics, University of London.