The open homoeroticism
of La cazzaria was provocatively dangerous even in the 1520's, in the years before the Sack of Rome and the collapse of Sienese political independence.
Cannavale is a pathetic and ineffectual villain and Jonas is surplus to requirements but his chisel-jawed presence allows Black to fawn girlishly to scene-stealing effect and inject some unexpected homoeroticism
to the testosterone-heavy tomfoolery.
A sampling of the topics includes the masculinity of language in the Berber literature of Kabylie; masculinity, sexuality, and queer identity in a selection of films; and analyses of masculinity and homoeroticism
in the works of Abdellah Taia, Bahaa Trabelsi, and other authors.
A simple read of bondage and homoeroticism
including a video that brings several of these characters to life.
For example, Jeffrey Masten's first book, Textual Intercourse: Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama (1997), argued that male homoeroticism
was central to key cultural institutions such as friendship and authorship.
Chapter 4 tackles the theme of homoeroticism
and Chapter 5 concerns Michael Ondaatje's postcolonial novels and the cinematic representation of one of them, Anthony Minghella's The English Patient.
To balance out these critical and literary legacies, I want to put Firbank into context with Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis, who promoted a form of muscular homoeroticism
that they distinctly distanced from a too overt femininity.
He reminds readers that "Spanish Enlightenment writers and intellectuals were intensely aware of [the] libidinal aspect" of male friendship elaborated through Greek models (145): thus, in "creating a shepherd who desires another, the poet returns the pastoral to its Greco-Roman roots, in which the theme of homoeroticism
is ubiquitous" (164).
This is surprising since previous to this opera the representation of male homoeroticism
was negligible on the operatic stage.
Disciplining Hawthorne and Melville; or, the political stakes of homoeroticism
in Melville Studies," Bradley Ray King, University of Texas at Austin
While digging into his back story, Solomon offers sensitive close readings of some of his well-known works that smack of homoeroticism
but have been cherished (and sanitized) for their depiction of all-American values.
These condemn alcohol, homoeroticism
, and prostitution, but they do not wish to be constantly called to order by guardians of public morals.