Drawing on subsequent field trips during which he made a film, he studies homoerotism
in secret initiation rites of young boys, and parallels between the Sambia and gay-identified US males.
The current Costa Rican narrative includes topics that have never been written about before, such as Uriel Quesada's text, where gay issues and homoerotism
are approached from the narrator-witnessprotagonist's voice.
Jones argues that "Faulkner's treatment of homoeroticism [in Absalom] shapes his approach to history" (341) in part through the evasions and lacunae that conflate historical knowledge and homoerotism
in the book.
To his credit, DiGangi's treatment of female characters is far more inclusive than previous books on Renaissance homoerotism
and sodomy; he provides a perceptive reading of Celia's attachment to Rosalind in Shakespeare's As You Like It and a groundbreaking study of the female homoerotics of mastery in Middleton's No Wit, No Help Like a Woman's.