Sexual Types

Sexual Types focuses on six figures from the early modern stage—the sodomite, the tribade, the narcissistic courtier, the citizen wife, the bawd, and the court favorite—that reveal in particularly compelling ways, how sexual transgressions were understood to intersect with social, gender, economic, and political transgressions.

Sexual Types
Embodiment, Agency, and Dramatic Character from Shakespeare to Shirley

Mario DiGangi

2011 | 304 pages | Cloth $65.00
LC | Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Deformation of Character

PART I. SEXUAL TYPES AND NECESSARY CLASSIFICATIONS
Chapter 1. Keeping Company: The Sodomite's Familiar Vices
Chapter 2. Fulfilling Venus: Substitutive Logics and the Tribade's Agency

PART II. SEXUAL TYPES AND SOCIAL DISCRIMINATIONS
Chapter 3. Mincing Manners: The Narcissistic Courtier and the (De)Formation of Civility
Chapter 4. Calling Whore: The Citizen Wife and the Erotics of Open Work

PART III. SEXUAL TYPES AND INTERMEDIARY FUNCTIONS
Chapter 5. Making Common: Familiar Knowledge and the Bawd's Seduction
Chapter 6. Making Monsters: The Caroline Favorite and the Erotics of Royal Will
Epilogue

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments