Men in Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century

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Introduction: Masculinity and Sexuality

1. Body Guards: The Cultural Politics of Gender Ambiguity, ed. Julia Epstein and Kristina Straub (New York: Routledge, 1991), 2.

2. The OED first recorded use of the term occurs in 1800; significantly it is a poet of sensibility, Cowper, who is first cited as using the term in describing male and female qualities of plants (OED, s.v. “sexuality”).

3. Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, vol. 1, An Introduction, trans. Robert Hurley (New York: Vintage-Random House, 1980), 43; see also David M. Halperin, One Hundred Years of Homosexuality and Other Essays on Greek Love (New York: Routledge, 1990), esp. 26–27, and n. 52.

4. See for instance Alan Bray, Homosexuality in Renaissance England (London: Gay Men’s Press, 1982), chapter 4; Gregory W. Bredbeck, Sodomy and Interpretation: Marlowe to Milton (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991); Halperin, One Hundred Years, chapter 1; Cameron McFarlane, The Sodomite in Fiction and Satire, 1660–1750 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997); Stephen Orgel, Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare’s England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996); G. S. Rousseau, “The Pursuit of Homosexuality in the Eighteenth Century: ‘Utterly Confused Category’ and/or Rich Repository?” Eighteenth-Century Life 9 (1985): 132–168; Alan Sinfield, The Wilde Century: Effeminacy, Oscar Wilde, and the Queer Moment (London: Cassell, 1994), 25–51; Randolph Trumbach, “London’s

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction - Masculinity and Sexuality 1
  • Part One - Masculinities 21
  • Chapter One - Heroic Friendships 23
  • Chapter Two - Gay Fops / Straight Fops 44
  • Chapter Three - Sensibility and Its Symptoms 81
  • Part Two - Sexualities 111
  • Chapter Four - Gray's Tears 113
  • Chapter Five - Beckford's Paederasty 136
  • Chapter Six - Walpole's Secrets 152
  • Notes 175
  • Index 203
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