Gay and Lesbian Cultures in France (Modern French Identities) par From Verlag Peter Lang

August 19, 2018

Gay and Lesbian Cultures in France (Modern French Identities) par From Verlag Peter Lang

Titre de livre: Gay and Lesbian Cultures in France (Modern French Identities)

Auteur: From Verlag Peter Lang

ISBN: 3906769666

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This volume of essays originated in but is not restricted to the proceedings of the 'Gay Cultures in France' conference held at the University of Stirling in April 1999. While the focus is clearly on French theory and experience, the first section of the volume transcends national borders, as do many elements of the subsequent chapters. The chapters examine various dimensions of the lives of gay men and women in contemporary France, both as subjects and objects of text (written, cinematic, and graphic), of political discourse, of social formations, and, in the era of AIDS, of medical and health-care institutions. The book is divided into three sections. The first provides theoretical overviews from intellectuals of international distinction: David Halperin and Christopher Robinson. The second section deals with social, political, and health-care issues of major significance to French gay men and women. The third, and longest, section, explores a range of textual inscriptions - from film, literature, theory, and 'bande dessinée' - of lesbian and gay desire and experience.


The Editor: Born in 1963, Lucille Cairns received her first degree and Ph.D. from the University of London. Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Stirling, she is the author of several articles and chapters on French women's writing and on male and female homosexuality in French literature and film, and of Marie Cardinal: Motherhood and Creativity (1992), Privileged Pariahdom: Homosexuality in the Novels of Dominique Fernandez (1996), and Lesbian Desire in Post-1968 French Literature (2002).