History's Queer Stories

Retrieving and Navigating Homosexuality in British Fiction about the Second World War

Critical analysis of the dramatisation of homosexuality in British fiction about the Second World War is noticeable only by its relative absence from the field. Whereas feminist literary criticism has broadened the canon of war fiction to include narratives by and about women, queer scholars have seldom focused on literary representations of homosexuality during the war. Natalie Marena Nobitz closes a glaring gap in the critical attention of four novels dealing with the disruption of gender roles and institutionalised heteronormativity: Walter Baxter's Look Down in Mercy (1951), Mary Renault's The Charioteer (1953), Sarah Waters'

The Night Watch (2006) and Adam Fitzroy's Make Do and Mend (2012).

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2018-10-17, 310 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4543-9

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Natalie Marena Nobitz

Natalie Marena Nobitz, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Deutschland

Book title
History's Queer Stories Retrieving and Navigating Homosexuality in British Fiction about the Second World War
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
310
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 1 SW-Abbildung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4543-9
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JFSK JFSJ
BISAC-Code
LIT004120 SOC012000 SOC032000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBSJ JBSF
Release date
2018-10-17
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Queer Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
British War Literature, Queer, Homosexuality, Military, Second World War, Gender, Literature, British Studies, Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Gender History, Literary Studies

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