New PDF release: A Sea of Stories: The Shaping Power of Narrative in Gay and

By John Dececco Phd, Sonya L Jones

ISBN-10: 1560239557

ISBN-13: 9781560239550

Seriously look into how narrative has formed homosexual and lesbian culture

A Sea of reports: The Shaping energy of Narrative in homosexual and Lesbian Cultures: A Festschrift for John P. De Cecco is an unforgettable number of own narratives that explores the old, mental, and sociological contexts of homosexuality in destinations starting from Nazi Germany to Colorado. the various popular authors during this assortment comprise David Bergman, Louis workforce, Diana Hume George, and Ruth Vanita. students in homosexual and lesbian experiences, political routine, cultural reviews, and narratology, and someone drawn to homosexual historical past may want to discover those interesting narratives on issues comparable to intercourse and sin within the South, promoting homosexual literature earlier than Stonewall, becoming up homosexual in India, and the tale of an interracial male couple dealing with homophobic lack of awareness in a small town.

A Sea of news additionally comprises artistic fiction and nonfiction love tales, conflict tales, oral tales, and bibliographies, and a gorgeous post-Stonewell and post-modern narrative set on a South African seascape that tells the tale of 2 expert males and the potential for a kiss. for a whole record of contents, please stopover at our site at

This publication provides you with a number of narratives that hide a variety, together with:

  • memoirs of homosexual Holocaust survivors and the emergence of the 1st lesbian and homosexual publication membership in its wake
  • homophobia within the office and using coming-out tales to augment place of work variety
  • the institution of a gay/straight alliance in a Salt Lake urban highschool that's seriously ruled by means of Mormons
  • gay literary historical past that examines the works of Langston Hughes in addition to Martin Duberman, Paul Monette, and Edmund White relating to the lesbian 70s
  • creative nonfiction a few woman's love for an additional lady, her lifelong pal
  • Provincetown's awesome group reaction to the AIDS epidemic

    A choice of chapters written through the colleagues and previous scholars of John P. De Cecco, pioneering editor of the magazine of Homosexuality, A Sea of reports takes its name from a word Dr. De Cecco utilized in his keynote handle to the “History and reminiscence” convention at Allegheny collage in 1997. This convention sparked the belief for this choice of essays that learn the gay adventure via old, mental, and sociological viewpoints and homosexuality in literature. those brave tales will support readers to understand themselves extra deeply, to spot wih others, and to interpret homosexual and lesbian reports in several narrative types.

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Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1992. Weishaupt, Joseph and Elke Jeanron. We Were Marked with a Big "A". Washington, D C : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1994. Wilde, Harry (Schulze). Das Schicksal der Verfemten. Tübingen: Katzman, 1969. Chapter 2 Selling Gay Literature Before Stonewall David Bergman Commerce has played an important role in establishing gay community: without gay bars and bathhouses and bus and train stations, it would be hard to imagine a gay community at all. Indeed, the first clear sign of the emergence of a same-sex male subculture is in the molly houses of London in the eighteenth century.

Clubs, organizations, and dances all catered to homosexuals. As Friedrich-Paul von Groszheim recalls, "There wasn't much to eat. Food was always scarce, but it was a happy time. It was a time of absolute joy" (Weishaupt and Jeanron, 1994). Both the medical and political communities initiated discussions regarding homosexuality. The medical community, which sought a scientific cause for homosexuality, was divided. Some authorities believed in biological roots while others supported theories relating to the effects of environment.

149) The Gay and Lesbian Studies program at Allegheny and the procedures of this conference offer us opportunities to tell our stories and to listen to and analyze those of others. At a more personal level, the conference has provided me an opportunity, unique in a long academic career, to compose and tell my own story about my life as a student at Allegheny and how it has connected with my editorship of the Journal In the process of narration I have found that the experiences I have alluded to here now seem more real and fathomable than they were before.

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