Sexuality and Form: Caravaggio, Marlowe, and Bacon (Hardback)Graham Hammill (author)
Hardback 227 Pages
This ambitious, wide-ranging study of sexuality, aesthetics, and epistemology covers everything from the aesthetics of war to the works of Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Christopher Marlowe, and Francis Bacon, synthesizing queer theory and psychoanalysis and demonstrating the role of the body and the flesh as both a problem and a promise within the narrative arts.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 227
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 2 mm
"Hammill's ability to connect the dots of various disciplines to make a big cultural picture is nothing short of brilliant.... Original, daring, disturbing, polemical and persuasive. It stands head and shoulders above almost all, if not all, books on sex and violence (and outsiderness and cultural impact)." - Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance "Breathtaking, substantial, and original.... Hammill's use of humanist, Biblical, and psychoanalytic paradigms and micro-histories to intervene in current cultural studies of homosexuality and 'sexed thinking' is much needed. Readers will leave this book convinced that the flesh cannot be thought of outside a psychoanalytic register." - Julia Lupton, author of Afterlives of the Saints
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