Twentieth century queer literature and orientalism

Ula, Duygu (2012) Twentieth century queer literature and orientalism. [Thesis]

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This thesis explores the intersection of orientalism with queer literature through an analysis of Andre Gide's The Immoralist, Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, and James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room. It pays particular attention to how the oriental locales and images are utilized in order to facilitate the sexual awakenings of the protagonists and how the oriental and the homosexual other are in fact managed and constructed by similar processes. To elaborate how the orientalist narrative plays a part in sexual identity formation, I look at three different novels that make use of oriental locales, characters or dynamics in vastly different ways and pay close attention to how these authors subvert the oriental binaries in order to make explicit the particular positionalities of their characters and queer identities at large.
Item Type: Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orientalism. -- Queer literature. -- Identity construction. -- Twentieth century. -- Sexual identity. -- Comparative literature. -- Oryantalizm. -- Cinsel kimlik. -- 20. yüzyıl. -- Karşılaştırmalı edebiyat. -- Kimlik inşası. -- Queer edebiyatı.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Cultural Studies
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 14:53
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 09:59

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