James W. Jones, Professor of German at Central Michigan University, is author of "We of the Third Sex": Literary Representations of Homosexuality in Wilhelmine Germany and of several essays on AIDS discourse in Germany and the United States.
Entries by James W. Jones
literature >> German and Austrian Literature: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
With major periodic setbacks, over the last two centuries German-speaking authors have gradually developed a gay and lesbian positive literature.
literature >> Mann, Klaus
Klaus Mann's vision of homosexuality is marked by loneliness and alienation, and his fiction is characterized by melancholic hopelessness.
literature >> Mann, Thomas
One of Germany's greatest twentieth-century authors, Thomas Mann encoded his own homosexuality in his novels but thought that homosexuality led to the destruction of social institutions and the death of the individual homosexual.
literature >> Vogel, Bruno
Bruno Vogel's experiences as a soldier during World War I and as a homosexual in a society hostile to any open expression of same-sex love shaped his political and aesthetic vision.
literature >> Weirauch, Anna Elisabet
Anna Elisabet Weirauch is best remembered for her three-volume lesbian novel Der Skorpion (The Scorpion) set during the Weimar Republic.
literature >> Winsloe, Christa
The German novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter Christa Winsloe reflected her lesbianism in works that treat sexual identity within societies stratified according to gender roles.