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  Contributor Biography:  Donald E. Hall 
 
Donald E. Hall is Professor of English at California State University, Northridge. He is editor of Muscular Christianity: Embodying the Victorian Age. His book Fixing Patriarchy: Feminism and Mid-Victorian Male Novelists is in progress.

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literature >> Bisexual Literature

Although Western culture's reliance upon binary systems of classification and identification has meant the practical erasure of bisexuality, as such, from literary and cultural analysis, bisexual experiences appear in many literary works from ancient times to the present.

literature >> Children's Literature

Gay- and lesbian-relevant themes and issues resonate throughout both classic and contemporary works of children's literature.

literature >> Foucault, Michel

One of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century, Foucault has had an enormous influence on our understanding of the lesbian and gay literary heritage and the cultural forces surrounding it.

literature >> Identity

Although the question of homosexual identity is a complex one, it has polarized activists, theorists, and literary critics into two primary camps, essentialists and constructionists, both of which can contribute usefully to an understanding of the gay and lesbian literary heritage.

literature >> Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Although he was sexually attracted to women, Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote poetry suffused with homoeroticism, including the most beautiful homoerotic elegy in the English language.

   

 

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