The Homoerotics of Orientalism.

The place of the Middle East in European heterosexual fantasy is well documented in the works of Edward Said and others, yet few have considered the male Anglo-European (and, later, American) writers, artists, travelers, and thinkers compelled to represent what, to their eyes, seemed to be an abunda...

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Author / Creator: Boone, Joseph Allen.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:English.
Imprint: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Preface: re-orienting sexuality
  • Theory and history. Histories of cross-cultural encounter, Orientalism, and the politics of sexuality
  • Beautiful boys, sodomy, and hamams: a textual and visual history of tropes
  • Geographies of desire. Empire of "excesse", city of dreams: homoerotic imaginings in Istanbul and the Ottoman world
  • Epic ambitions and epicurean appetites: Egyptian stories I
  • Colonialism and its aftermaths, Gide to Chahine: Egyptian stories II
  • Modes and genres. Queer modernism and Middle Eastern poetic genres: appropriations, forgeries, and hoaxes
  • Looking backward: homoeroticism in miniaturist painting and Orientalist art
  • Looking again: twentieth- and twenty-first-century visual cultures.