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Ecrire les homosexualités au XIXe siècle

Abstract : From the Revolution to the Great War, literature in France reconfigured the desire for the same sex. It gave homosexual characters a story, drew their moral and physical portrait. Constrained and allusive writing, which works in the interstices of language and, more often than not, on the margins of plots, caught between two pitfalls: that of censorship, which aims to annihilate a reality by denying it a name, and that of a vocabulary, which names the person who loves a being of the same sex with the words of damnation (sodomite) or opprobrium (dyke, gougnotte), then pathology (inverted). Balzac, Dumas, Lamartine, Sand, Flaubert, the young Mauriac and others play with clichés by suggesting other sexualities than heterosexuality, other affinities than the conjugal agreement. The ten studies brought together in this issue of Littératures examine the various strategies by which, in the 19th century, the novel, theatre, poetry or correspondence named the unspeakable and, through fiction, gave existence to the homosexual.
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Roulin Jean-Marie, Stéphane Gougelmann. Ecrire les homosexualités au XIXe siècle. Jean-Marie Roulin; Stéphane Gougelmann. Littératures, 81, Presses universitaires du Mirail, 2019, Ecrires les homosexualités au XIXe siècle, 978-2-8107-0677-8. ⟨halshs-02926187⟩



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