Category: Books

For the Record: LGBTQ+ Worcester, co-authored with Joseph Cullon of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Stephanie Yuhl of the College of the Holy Cross, is the first comprehensive history of the local LGBTQ+ scene in central Massachusetts. It documents the …

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This book studies the emergence of modern categories of sexuality in German-speaking central Europe in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It connects these emergent discourses of sexuality with Romanticism, the German embrace of the classical tradition, Jewish assimilation, nationalism …

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“Doctor’s Orders” places Goethe’s writings—in particular, “Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre” [Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship] in the context of eighteenth-century medicine, focusing on concepts such as hypochondria, hysteria, melancholia and mania. The analysis helps the reader understand aspects of the characters that might …

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The seminal study of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German literature from the perspective of queer theory, “Warm Brothers” searches out the traces of male-male desire in the cultural productions of the Age of Goethe, offering queer readings of texts written …

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One of the first English-language academic studies of the Eurovision Song Contest, this collection of essays provides analyses of the televised pop music competition in Finland, Germany, Holland, Israel, Lithuania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the former Yugoslavia, as well as …

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This special issue of “Psychoanalysis and History” brings together important recent research on the early reception of Sigmund Freud’s work in countries as varied as Argentina, China, Mexico, the United States of America, as well as the Francophone Caribbean.    …

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