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Before Pornography

Erotic Writing in Early Modern England

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Before Pornography by Ian Frederick Moulton
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Before Pornography explores the relationship between erotic writing, masculinity, and national identity in Renaissance England. Drawing on both manuscripts and printed texts, and incorporating insights from modern feminist theory and queer studies, the book argues that pornography is a historical phenomenon: while the representation of sexual activity exists in nearly all cultures, pornography does not. The book includes analyses of the social significance of eroticism in such canonical texts as Sidney's Defense of Poesy and Spenser's Faerie Queene.
Release date NZ
April 24th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
17 halftones & line illus.
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
288
Dimensions
151x228x17
ISBN-13
9780195179828
Product ID
2245457

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