This volume presents interdisciplinary explorations aiming to understand the interaction and interconnection between the concepts of love and gender. Throughout the chapters, the reader can pursue various representations of gender and love and explore how their meanings are produced in different periods and geographies. These representations produce embodied individuals and shared meanings in which gender and love mutually construct each other. As you will see in the following chapters, what we set out to understand, most of the time, was not individual relationships but the relations of power. Thus, these essays show how gender and love are represented in various discourses; produced in knowledge – in philosophy, psychology, literature and popular culture; and regulated by the discursive practices and disciplinary techniques of different societies.
Re/Presenting Gender and Love
This volume is for anyone who would like to explore the interaction and interconnection between the concepts of love and gender. You will discover how gender and love are represented in various discourses; produced in knowledge – in philosophy, psychology, literature and popular culture; and regulated by the discursive practices and disciplinary techniques of different societies.
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Part I Representations of Gender and Love in Time
Faith and Ascensus in Vittoria Colonna’s Lyric Dreams
Identity, Gender and Love in Transition: The Violet Hour and Absent Love, A Chronicle
(En)Gendering Global China: Lesbian Affectivity in Fan Wu’s February Flowers
Kelly Y. N. Tse
Part II Gender and Love in Literature
Tennyson and the Idylls of Geraint: Medievalism, Victoriana, and the Mechanism of Social Control
Love and the Crossing of Gender Boundaries: Strategies of Staging Transgender Identity
Between Loyalty and Transgression: Towards a Feminist Deconstruction of Cultural Taboos against Young Lovers in Africa
Canice Chukwuma Nwosu
Happily never After: The Effect of Gender on Love as Narrative Closure
Part III Gender and Love in Cinema
Madly in Love: The Mental Threat of Homosexuality in Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940)
Between Exotization and Erasure: Making Sense of Queer Desire on the Mainstream Screen
Mirjam M. Frotscher
Defying and Dodging the Homophobic Weimar Film Censorship: Same-Sex Adoration, Peer Comradeship, or Lesbian Love?
Part IV Gender and Making Sense of the Self and the World
Am I Man/Woman Enough: Using Trans-Youth ‘Self-Portrait Drawing’ to Analyse Their Body Image
Wallace Wong and Fatima Natascha Lawrence
Love and Gender in the Kabyle Family Romance
Part V Gender and Love in Law
Disabled for Love: Intersectionalities of Gender and Disability in Love and Law
Women’s Rights, Prenatal Harm and Non-Identity Problem
Łukasz Dominiak and Łukasz Perlikowski
Part VI Gender, Love and Postfeminism
Gender in Recent Romance Novels: A Third Wave Feminist Mills and Boon Love Affair?
Postfeminism, Consumerism and the Reclamation of Love