Modernist Eroticisms: European Literature after Sexology

Schaffner, Anna Katharina and Weller, Shane, eds. (2012) Modernist Eroticisms: European Literature after Sexology. Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 272 pp. ISBN 9781137030290. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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At the heart of European literary modernism lies a concern with the erotic, and in particular with various forms of what Freud saw as 'sexual aberration', including sadism, masochism, homosexuality, fetishism and necrophilia. Modernist Eroticisms explores the impact of sexological and early psychoanalytic conceptions of sexual perversion on the representation of the erotic in modernist literature: writers whose work is discussed include Djuna Barnes, Georges Bataille, Édouard Dujardin, Hans Henny Jahnn, Henry James, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, D. H. Lawrence, Maurice Maeterlinck, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Marcel Proust, Rainer Maria Rilke, Paul Valéry, Frank Wedekind and Oscar Wilde. Taken together, the essays in this volume explore not only the specificities of the modernist writing of the erotic, but also its decisive role in the shift from conceptions of sexual deviance to those of sexual difference.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Shane Weller
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2009 12:39
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 15:08
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