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Author Jackson, Earl, 1954-

Title Strategies of deviance : studies in gay male representation / Earl Jackson, Jr.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.7662 JACK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Theories of representation and difference.
Theories of representation and difference.
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [299]-317.
Contents 1. Calling the Questions: Gay Male Subjectivity, Representation, and Agency -- 2. History and Its Desublimations. The History of an "Ideal" Homosexual: Freud's Leonardo. The Fantasies of Nonideal Homosexuals. At Play with the Tools of the Master: Oscar Wilde's "W. H." Improper Identification: Derek Jarman's Self-Portrait of Caravaggio -- 3. Imagining It Otherwise: Alternative Sexualities in the Fictions of Samuel R. Delany -- 4. Graphic Specularity. The Sexual Politics of the Specular. Pornography as Apparatus. The Gay Subject of Pornography. The Gay Subject of Cinema. The Postpornographic Apparatus in the Films of Pedro Almodovar -- 5. Scandalous Narratives. Death Drives across Pornotopia: Dennis Cooper on the Extremities of Being. Shocks of Recognition: Robert Gluck's Scandalous Narratives. Appearing as Oneself: Countermimetics in Kevin Killian.
Summary "Juxtaposing the narrative strategies of Freud, Wilde and Jarman;film pornography and Almodovar; and Dennis Cooper, Robert Gl ck and Kevin Killian, Jackson offers a delightfully intelligent and inventive reappraisal of key issues ingay representation." -- Gay Times -- "A major event in gaycultural theory.... the feat of critical imagination is absolutely stunning in itsscope and power. [This book] will be definitive in laying out the issues forsubsequent writers in gay theory." -- David M. Halperin -- EarlJackson examines visual and narrative texts from a variety of genres, including casehistories, pornography, science fiction, and experimental prose.
Subject Male homosexuality -- Psychological aspects.
Homosexuality in literature.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Gays -- Identity.
Gay men -- Psychology.
ISBN 0253331153 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253209501 (paperback: alk. paper)