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Queering the Canon: Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture Christoph Lorey

Queering the Canon: Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture

Christoph Lorey

Published October 11th 1998
ISBN : 9781571131782
Hardcover
521 pages
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This collection of twenty-three essays sets its sights on the points of queerness, marginality, and alterity already present within the German canon and introduces further difference and deviation in the form of openly gay German literature in orderMoreThis collection of twenty-three essays sets its sights on the points of queerness, marginality, and alterity already present within the German canon and introduces further difference and deviation in the form of openly gay German literature in order to promote the always-ongoing shift in cultural representation. Queering the Canon provides new analyses, from queer perspectives, of texts by authors whose names are familiar to canonical lists, including Goethe, Schiller, Thomas and Klaus Mann, Ingeborg Bachmann, Christa Reinig, and Elfriede Jelinek. It also makes welcome room for discussions of literary works that have seldom received scholarly attention.