Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexualities in England, 1570–1640

    1. Constance C. Relihan, Goran V. Stanivukovic
      Pages 1-12
  3. Gender, Genre, and Sexuality

  4. Queer Fictions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Alan Stewart
      Pages 147-169
  5. Textuality and Desire

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Robert W. Maslen
      Pages 215-233
    3. Lori Humphrey Newcomb
      Pages 235-255
  6. Afterword

    1. Constance C. Relihan, Goran V. Stanivukonic
      Pages 257-258
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-287

About this book


Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexuality, 1570-1640 brings together twelve new essays which situate the arguments about the multiple constructions of sexualities in prose fiction within contemporary critical debates about the body, gender, desire, print culture, postcoloniality, and cultural geography. Looking at Sidney's Arcadia , Wroth's Urania , Lyly's Euphues ; fictions by Gascoigne, Riche, Parry, and Brathwaite; as well as Hellenic romances, rogue fictions, and novelle, the essays expand and challenge current critical arguments about the gendering of labour, female eroticism, queer masculinity, sodomy, male friendship, cross-dressing, heteroeroticism, incest, and the gendering of poetic creativity.


fiction gender prose Renaissance

Editors and affiliations

  • Constance C. Relihan
    • 1
  • Goran V. Stanivukovic
    • 2
  1. 1.Auburn UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Saint Mary’s UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-73216-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-09177-2
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