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The Resource Tomorrow's parties : sex and the untimely in nineteenth-century America, Peter Coviello

Tomorrow's parties : sex and the untimely in nineteenth-century America, Peter Coviello

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Tomorrow's parties : sex and the untimely in nineteenth-century America
Title
Tomorrow's parties
Title remainder
sex and the untimely in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Coviello
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In nineteenth-century America--before the scandalous trial of Oscar Wilde, before the public emergence of categories like homo- and heterosexuality--what were the parameters of sex? Did people characterize their sexuality as a set of bodily practices, a form of identification, or a mode of relation? Was it even something an individual could be said to possess? What could be counted as sexuality? Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America provides a rich new conceptual language to describe the movements of sex in the period before it solidified into the sexuality we know, or think we know. Taking up authors whose places in the American history of sexuality range from the canonical to the improbable--from Whitman, Melville, Thoreau, and James to Dickinson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, and Mormon founder Joseph Smith--Peter Coviello delineates the varied forms sex could take in the lead-up to its captivation by the codings of "modern" sexuality. While telling the story of nineteenth-century American sexuality, he considers what might have been lost in the ascension of these new taxonomies of sex: all the extravagant, untimely ways of imagining the domain of sex that, under the modern regime of sexuality, have sunken into muteness or illegibility. Taking queer theorizations of temporality in challenging new directions, Tomorrow's Parties assembles an archive of broken-off, uncreated futures--futures that would not come to be. Through them, Coviello fundamentally reorients our readings of erotic being and erotic possibility in the literature of nineteenth-century America."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coviello, Peter
Dewey number
810.9/3538
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.I52
LC item number
C69 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America and the long 19th century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Intimacy (Psychology) in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Interpersonal relations in literature
  • Gender Identity
  • Homosexuality
  • Marriage
Label
Tomorrow's parties : sex and the untimely in nineteenth-century America, Peter Coviello
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disappointment, or, Thoreau in love -- Whitman at war -- Coda : a little destiny -- Islanded : Jewett and the uncompanioned life -- What does the polygamist want? : Frederick Douglass, Joseph Smith, and marriage at the edges of the human -- Coda : unceremoniousness -- The tenderness of beasts : Hawthorne at Blithedale -- Made for love : Olive Chancellor, Henry James, and the Bostonians -- Coda : the turn
Control code
810273612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780814717400
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)810273612
Label
Tomorrow's parties : sex and the untimely in nineteenth-century America, Peter Coviello
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disappointment, or, Thoreau in love -- Whitman at war -- Coda : a little destiny -- Islanded : Jewett and the uncompanioned life -- What does the polygamist want? : Frederick Douglass, Joseph Smith, and marriage at the edges of the human -- Coda : unceremoniousness -- The tenderness of beasts : Hawthorne at Blithedale -- Made for love : Olive Chancellor, Henry James, and the Bostonians -- Coda : the turn
Control code
810273612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780814717400
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)810273612

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