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Author Janes, Dominic, author

Title Visions of queer martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman / Dominic Janes
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015
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Contents The bitter tears of John Henry Newman -- William Bennett and the art of ritualism -- Father Ignatius's "wonderful . . . monastery life" -- Frederick Rolfe's scrapbook -- Saint Oscar -- The private lives of David and Jonathan -- Derek Jarman and the legacy of queer martyrdom
Summary <div>With all the heated debates around religion and homosexuality today, it might be hard to see the two as anything but antagonistic. But in this book, Dominic Janes reveals the opposite: Catholic forms of Christianity, he explains, played a key role in the evolution of the culture and visual expression of homosexuality and male same-sex desire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He explores this relationship through the idea of queer martyrdom-closeted queer servitude to Christ-a concept that allowed a certain degree of latitude for the development of same-sex desire.<br>
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890
Bennett, W. C. (William Cox), 1820-1895
Ignatius, Father, O.S.B., 1837-1908
Rolfe, Frederick, 1860-1913
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
Jarman, Derek, 1942-1994
Homosexuality -- England -- Religious aspects
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226250755
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