Novel Gazing: Queer Readings in Fiction

| April 14, 2011

Title: Novel Gazing : Queer Readings in Fiction
Edited by:
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1997
Check it out! PS374.H63 N68 1997

From the publisher: Novel Gazing is the first collection of queer criticism on the history of the novel. The contributors to this volume navigate new territory in literary theory with essays that implicitly challenge the “hermeneutic of suspicion” widespread in current critical theory. In a stunning introductory essay, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick delineates the possibilities for a criticism that would be “reparative” rather than cynical or paranoid. The startlingly imaginative essays in the volume explore new critical practices that can weave the pleasures and disorientations of reading into the fabric of queer analyses. More…

About the editor: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is Distinguished Professor of English, CUNY Graduate Center. Books she has authored include Fat Art/Thin Art and Tendencies. She has edited or coedited numerous volumes, including Shame and Its Sisters: A Silvan Tomkins Reader and Gary In Your Pocket: Stories and Notebooks of Gary Fisher, also published by Duke University Press.

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