EVE KOSOFSKY SEDGWICK

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BETWEEN MEN: ENGLISH LITERATURE AND MALE HOMOSOCIAL DESIRE (With a new preface by the author. Columbia University Press, 1993)

“One of the most influential texts in gender studies, men’s studies, and gay studies.” – Catherine R. Stimpson, New York Times Book Review

“In many ways, the book that turned queer theory from a latent to a manifest discipline.” – Voice Literary Supplement

“A crucial force in the emergence of gay and lesbian studies, Between Men provided a set of highly sophisticated intellectual itineraries and conceptual tools for analyzing the psychosocial complexities of male bonding in the British culture of 1750 to 1850.” –Stephen Barber and David Clark, from the preface to Regarding Sedgwick

CONTENTS

Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction
i. Homosocial Desire
ii. Sexual Politics and Sexual Meaning
iii. Sex or History?
iv. What This Book Does

1. Gender Asymmetry and Erotic Triangles
2. Swan in Love: The Example of Shakespeare’s Sonnets
3. The Country Wife: Anatomies of Male Homosocial Desire
4. A Sentimental Journey: Sexualism and the Citizen of the World
5. Toward the Gothic: Terrorism and Homosexual Panic
6. Murder Incorporated: Confessions of a Justified Sinner
7. Tennyson’s Princess: One Bride for Seven Brothers
8. Adam Bede and Henry Esmond: Homosocial Desire and the Historicity of the Female
9. Homophobia, Misogyny, and Capital: The Example of Our Mutual Friend
10. Up the Postern Stair: Edwin Drood and the Homophobia of Empire

Coda: Toward the Twentieth Century: English Readers of Whitman

Notes
Bibliography
Index