The Bohemian body [electronic resource] : gender and sexuality in modern Czech culture /
Alfred Thomas.
imprint
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2007.
description
xii, 271 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0299222802 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780299222802 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2007.
isbn
0299222802 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780299222802 (cloth : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Maidens, barbarians, and vampires : nationality and sexuality in nineteenth-century Czech literature -- Gender, form, and ethnicity in nineteenth-century Czech women's writing -- Czech mates : homosexuality in Czech modernist short fiction, 1917-20 -- Between Paris and Moscow : sexuality and politics in interwar Czech poetry and film -- Robots, golems, and femmes fatales : the drama of Karel ńĆapek -- Terror and dream were my father and mother : postwar Czech fiction and film -- "The unborn" : postwar feminist fiction and film.
catalogue key
8410245
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-247) and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
“At the heart of the tension between individualism and collectivism is the paradox of modernity itself. The rise of nationalism at the end of the eighteenth century witnessed the concomitant emergence of a discourse of human rights and a new emphasis on the dignity of man as an individual. Thus, at the precise moment when the earliest writers of the National Revival began to forge a political sense of their collective identity as Czechs, they were also confronting other constructions of identity such as socialism, feminism and, somewhat later, a proto-gay rights movement.”
Table of Contents
Maidens, barbarians, and vampires : nationality and sexuality in nineteenth-century Czech literaturep. 19
Gender, form, and ethnicity in nineteenth-century Czech women's writingp. 60
Czech mates : homosexuality in Czech modernist short fiction, 1917-20p. 88
Between Paris and Moscow : sexuality and politics in interwar Czech poetry and filmp. 104
Robots, golems, and femmes fatales : the drama of Karel Capekp. 137
Terror and dream were my father and mother : postwar Czech fiction and filmp. 170
"The unborn" : postwar feminist fiction and filmp. 200
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