Re/Presenting Gender and Love

9781848883437

Re/Presenting Gender and Love

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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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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.

Introduction
Dikmen Yakalı Çamoğlu

Part I Representations of Gender and Love in Time

Faith and Ascensus in Vittoria Colonna’s Lyric Dreams
Cristina Acucella

Identity, Gender and Love in Transition: The Violet Hour and Absent Love, A Chronicle
Katarzyna Moszczyńska-Dürst

(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
Adèle Cook

Love and the Crossing of Gender Boundaries: Strategies of Staging Transgender Identity
Marcus Hartner

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
Megan Rogers

Part III Gender and Love in Cinema

Madly in Love: The Mental Threat of Homosexuality in Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940)
Gesine Wegner

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?
Yuan-Tsai, Chen

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
Sabrina Zerar

Part V Gender and Love in Law

Disabled for Love: Intersectionalities of Gender and Disability in Love and Law
Raadhika Gupta

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?
Eirini Arvanitaki

Postfeminism, Consumerism and the Reclamation of Love
Franka Heise

Dikmen Yakalı Çamoğlu received her PhD in cultural studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. She is currently an associate professor at Doğuş University, Istanbul. She teaches courses on communication theories, cultural theory, gender and the media. Her current research and writing interests are gender and love; the construction of narrative identities in and through popular culture.