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Summers, Claude J.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 276 publications in 1 language and 18,347 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2638, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Claude J Summers
The Gay and lesbian literary heritage : a reader's companion to the writers and their works, from antiquity to the present by Claude J Summers( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage is a reader's companion to a remarkable range of literature and authors. It provides overviews of the gay and lesbian presence in a variety of literatures and historical periods, in-depth critical essays on major gay and lesbian writers in world literature, and briefer treatments of other topics and figures important in appreciating the rich and varied gay and lesbian literary traditions."--Introduction
E.M. Forster by Claude J Summers( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson by Claude J Summers( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Ben Jonson
Christopher Isherwood by Claude J Summers( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson revised by Claude J Summers( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectively they demonstrate why interest in Jonson is higher today than at any time since his death."--Jacket
Gay fictions : Wilde to Stonewall : studies in a male homosexual literary tradition by Claude J Summers( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eagle and the dove : reassessing John Donne( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the celebrated and neglected poems of Andrew Marvell( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queer encyclopedia of the visual arts( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A distinctly queer presence permeates the history of the visual arts - from Michelangelo's David and homoerotic images on ancient Greek vases to Frida Kahlo's self-portraits and the photography of Claude Cahun and Robert Mapplethorpe. From the editors of glbtq.com, The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts showcases the enormous contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer artists to painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture."--Jacket
The wit of seventeenth-century poetry( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the twelve original essays collected in this volume demonstrate, to study the wit of seventeenth-century poetry is necessarily to address concerns at the very heart of the period's shifting literary culture. It is a topic that raises persistent questions of thematics and authorial intent, even as it interrogates a wide spectrum of cultural practices. These essays by some of the most renowned scholars in seventeenth-century studies illuminate important authors and engage issues of politics and religion, of secular and sacred love, of literary theory and poetic technique, of gender relations and historical consciousness, of literary history and social change, as well as larger concerns of literary production and smaller ones of local effects."--Jacket
Bright shootes of everlastingnesse : the seventeenth-century religious lyric( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Muses common-weale" : poetry and politics in the seventeenth century by Renaissance Conference( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment England : literary representations in historical context by Claude J Summers( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new book significantly contributes to an increased understanding of the gay and lesbian experience as it illuminates important works of literature and clarifies the status of same-sex desire in English literature from 1500--1760. Homosexual themes can be found throughout the literature of the English Renaissance and Enlightenment, but only rarely are they direct and unambiguous. The essays here are engaged in a vital and necessary process of re-historicizing and re-contextualizing literature. Utilizing a variety of critical methods and proceeding from several different theoretical and ide
Representing women in Renaissance England( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on women as writers and as subjects of Renaissance nondramatic literature, the fifteen original essays in this volume share the belief that hierarchically ordered male-female relations influence nearly all aspects of human social relations, including those that are apparently not gendered at all. Some of the essays participate in the exciting process of recovering and evaluating women writers whose works are only now entering the canon of English literature, while others examine gender issues in male-authored canonical texts. The contributors to Representing Women in Renaissance England, some of whom are the most distinguished scholars currently active in the field of Renaissance studies, offer correctives to oversimplified views of women in Renaissance literature, frequently questioning received ideas about patriarchy and about women's responses to their varied positions within a society whose hierarchies were configured according to multiple considerations. In their varied approaches and distinct conclusions, these essays contribute significantly to a fuller understanding of the representation of women - by both male and female writers - in the Renaissance. In doing so, they illuminate particular texts and specific writers and call attention to recurrent themes. Perhaps more fundamental, however, they reveal the extent to which basic gender issues are at the very heart of Renaissance literature
"Too rich to clothe the Sunne" : essays on George Herbert by Claude J Summers( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queer encyclopedia of film & television by Claude J Summers( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Film and TV aficionados will relish this volume celebrating the actors, directors, screenwriters, and producers whose queer sensibilities infuse our popular culture with brilliance, drama, and wit. How did Liberace's costumes almost kill him? Which lesbian comedian spent her high school years as "the best white cheerleader in Detroit"? For these answers and more, dip into The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television. Drawn from glbtq.com-dubbed the "Encyclopedia Britanniqueer" by The Advocate-this is the only reference book in which Tallulah Bankhead, Jean Cocteau, Judy Garland, Gus Van Sant, and Christine Vachon jostle for space. From Dorothy Arzner to John Waters, from Alla Nazimova to Divine, and from Paul Lynde to Ellen DeGeneres, it's a queer, queer world. The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television is your indispensable guide: entertaining, authoritative, and concise. And perfect to read by candelabra. Book jacket."--Jacket
Figures in a Renaissance context by C. A Patrides( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English civil wars in the literary imagination( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English civil wars loom large in seventeenth-century history and literature. This period, which culminated in the execution of a king, the dismantling of the Established Church, the inauguration of a commonwealth, and the assumption of rule by a lord protector, was one of profound change and disequilibrium. Focusing on writers as major as Milton, Marvell, Herrick, and Vaughan, and as misunderstood as Fane, Overton, and the poet Eliza, the fifteen essays in this collection discuss not only the representation of the civil wars but also the ways in which the civil wars were anticipated, refigured, and refracted in the century's literary imagination
Literary circles and cultural communities in Renaissance England( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fault lines and controversies in the study of seventeenth-century English literature( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ben Jonson revised
Alternative Names
Claude J. Summers American literary critic

Claude J. Summers Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Languages
English (210)

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Ben Jonson revisedThe queer encyclopedia of the visual artsThe wit of seventeenth-century poetryHomosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment England : literary representations in historical contextRepresenting women in Renaissance EnglandThe queer encyclopedia of film & televisionThe English civil wars in the literary imaginationLiterary circles and cultural communities in Renaissance EnglandFault lines and controversies in the study of seventeenth-century English literature