Hardback
July 15, 2024
9781487556891
English
336
25 b&w illustrations
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.25 Inches (US)
$95.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Bodies beyond Labels

Finding Joy in the Shadows of Imperial Spain

Bodies beyond Labels explores moments of joy and joyful expressions of self-identity, intimacy, sexuality, affect, friendship, social relationships, and religiosity in imperial Spanish cultures, a period when embodiments of such joy were shadowed by comparatively more constrictive social conventions.

Viewed in this manner, joy frames historic references to gender, sexuality, and present-day concepts of queerness through homoeroticism, non-labelled bodies, gender fluidity, and performativity. This collection reveals diverse glimmers of joy through a variety of genres, including plays, poems, novels, autobiographies, biblical narratives, and civil law texts, among others. The book is divided into five categories: theatrical works that use mythology to enjoy themes of homoeroticism; narrative prose and visual arts that reveal public and private homoerotic expressions; scopophilia within garden and museum spaces that make possible joyous observations of non-labelled and non-corporeal bodies; biblical narratives and epistolary works that signal religious transgressions of gender and friendship; and sexual geographies explored in historic and legal documents.

As new generations develop more nuanced senses of gender and sexual identities, Bodies beyond Labels strives to provide new academic optics, as framed by non-labelled bodies, queer theorizations, joy in unexpected places, and the light that has historically (re)emerged from the shadows.

About the Authors

Frederick A. de Armas is Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago..
Daniel Holcombe is an associate professor of Spanish at Georgia College & State University.

9781487556891 : bodies-beyond-labels-de-armas-holcombe
Hardback
July 15, 2024
$95.00 USD

Other Titles by Frederick A. de Armas

Cervantes' Architectures

Frederick A. de Armas
Apr 2022 - University of Toronto Press
$85.00 USD - Hardback

The Gastronomical Arts in Spain

edited by Frederick A. de Armas, James Mandrell
Apr 2022 - University of Toronto Press
$75.00 USD - Hardback

The Return of Astraea

Frederick A. de Armas
Mar 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles from Toronto Iberic

Cartographies of Disappearance

Enric Bou
Oct 2024 - University of Toronto Press
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Performing Parenthood

Heather Jerónimo
Aug 2024 - University of Toronto Press
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Comfort and Domestic Space in Modern Spain

edited by Susan Larson
Jul 2024 - University of Toronto Press
$100.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese

Defining and Defying Borders

Vanessa Fernández
Jun 2024 - University of Toronto Press
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Miracles of Our Lady

Gonzalo de Berceo
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$15.00 USD - Hardback
$60.00 USD - Electronic book text

Calderón

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, translated by Kenneth Muir, Ann L. Mackenzie
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text