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Goldberg, Jonathan

Works: 72 works in 356 publications in 2 languages and 13,027 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Epic poetry  Illustrated works  Sonnets  Blank verse  Fiction  Religious poetry  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Performer, Publishing director
Classifications: PR3560, 821.4
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Goldberg
Most widely held works by Jonathan Goldberg
The seeds of things : theorizing sexuality and materiality in Renaissance representations by Jonathan Goldberg( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of this book translates one of the many ways in which Lucretius names the basic matter from which the world is made in De rerum natura. In Lucretius, and in the strain of thought followed in this study, matter is always in motion, always differing from itself and yet always also made of the same stuff. From the pious Lucy Hutchinson?s all but complete translation of the Roman epic poem to Margaret Cavendish?s repudiation of atomism (but not of its fundamental problematic of sameness and difference), a central concern of this book ishow a thoroughgoing materialism can be read alongsid
Willa Cather and others by Jonathan Goldberg( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a focus on Cather's artistic principle of "the thing not named," Goldberg illuminates the contradictions and complexities inherent in notions of identity and shows how her fiction transforms the very categories--regarding gender, sexuality, race, and class--around which most recent Cather scholarship has focused. The "others" referred to in the title are women, for the most part Cather's contemporaries. They include the Wagnerian diva Olive Fremstad, renowned for her category-defying voice; Blair Niles, an ethnographer and novelist of jazz-age Harlem and the prisons of New Guinea; Laura Gilpin, photographer of the American Southwest; and Pat Barker, whose Regeneration trilogy places World War I writers--and questions of sexuality and gender--at its center. In comparing their artistic projects to Cather's, Goldberg offers innovative insights into a wide range of her novels.--From publisher description
Tempest in the Caribbean by Jonathan Goldberg( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's The Tempest has long been claimed by colonials and postcolonial thinkers alike as the dramatic work that most enables them to confront their entangled history, recognized as early modernity's most extensive engagement with the vexing issues of colonialism-race, dispossession, language, European displacement and occupation, disregard for native culture. Tempest in the Caribbean reads some of the "classic" anticolonial texts-by Aimé Césaire, Roberto Fernández Retamar, George Lamming, and Frantz Fanon, for instance-through the lens of feminist and queer analysis exemplified by the theoretical essays of Sylvia Wynter and the work of Michelle Cliff. Extending the Tempest plot, Goldberg considers recent works by Caribbean authors and social theorists, among them Patricia Powell, Jamaica Kincaid, and Hilton Als. These rewritings, he suggests, and the lived conditions to which they testify, present alternatives to the masculinist and heterosexual bias of the legacy that has been derived from The Tempest. By placing gender and sexuality at the center of the debate about the uses of Shakespeare for anticolonial purposes, Goldberg's work points to new possibilities that might be articulated through the nexus of race and sexuality
Sodometries : Renaissance texts, modern sexualities by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about representations of sodomy. While most of the texts it considers are literary-works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, among others-it is framed by political considerations, notably the 1986 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bowers v. Hardwick that denied any constitutional act to private consensual acts that the court termed 'homosexual sodomy' and the rhetoric attaching sodomy to Saddam Hussein in the initial U.S. war in Iraq.The book takes as axiomatic Foucault's description of sodomy as 'that utterly confused category.' Without collapsing questions of historical difference, it works to articulate relations between the early modern period and our own, between a time before the homo/heterosexual divide and the modern regimes that assume it. In this book, sodometries (a Renaissance word for 'sodomy' chosen for its nonce-word suggestiveness) are sites of complications around definitions of sex and gender. Because 'sodomy' is not a term capable of singular definition, representations of sodomy are never direct. Sodomy exists only relationally.Three social domains for textual production are explored in this book: the sixteenth-century English court as the location of high literariness; the theater, especially as a site for controversy around cross-dressing; the New World as the place where the slaughter of native populations (and, in New England, of Englishmen as well) was carried out in the name of ridding the hemisphere of sodomites. These lethal impulses are read as foundational for a U.S. imaginary still operative in many powerful quarters.The analyses of literary texts engage the most advanced work in early modern literary criticism (that done by feminist and New Historicist critics) and proposes a queer perspective that necessarily complicates and enriches such inquiries. Besides offering detailed readings of literary texts not often read in terms of the history of sexuality (Shakespeare's history plays, for example), the book also examines narratives of the conquest and colonization of the Americas
James I and the politics of literature : Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne, and their contemporaries by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Milton by John Milton( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queering the Renaissance by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book redraws the map of sexuality and gender studies in the Renaissance, moving beyond limiting notions of identity politics by historically locating forms of same-sex desire that are not organized in terms of modern definitions of homosexual and heterosexual
Desiring women writing : English Renaissance examples by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a set of readings ranging from early-sixteenth- through late-seventeenth-century texts, this book aims to resituate women's writing in the English Renaissance by studying the possibilities available to these writers by virtue of their positions in their culture and by their articulation of a variety of desires (including the desire to write) not bound by the usual prescriptions that limited women. Throughout, possibilities for these writers are seen to arise from the conjunction of their gender with their status as aristocrats or from their proximity to centers of power, even if this involves the "debasement" of prostitution for Lanyer or the perils of the marketplace for Behn. The author argues that moves outside the restriction of domesticity opened up opportunities for affirming female sexuality and for a range of desires not confined to marriage and procreation - desires that move across race in Oroonoko; that imagine female same-gender relations, often in proximity to male desires directed at other men; that implicate incestuous desires, even inflecting them anally, as in Roper's Devout Treatise
Endlesse worke : Spenser and the structures of discourse by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice terminal echo : postmodernism and English Renaissance texts by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This distracted globe : worldmaking in early modern literature by Jonathan Goldberg( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Worldmaking takes many forms in early modern literature and thus challenges any single interpretive approach. The essays in this collection investigate the material stuff of the world in Spenser, Cary, and Marlowe; the sociable bonds of authorship, sexuality, and sovereignty in Shakespeare and others; and the universal status of spirit, gender, and empire in the worlds of Vaughan, Donne, and the dastan (tale) of Chouboli, a Rajasthani princess. Together, these essays make the case that to address what it takes to make a world in the early modern period requires the kinds of thinking exemplified by theory"--
The weather in Proust by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the time of her death in after a long battle with cancer, Eve Sedgwick had been working on a book on affect and Proust, and on the psychoanalyst Melanie Klein. This volume, edited by Jonathan Goldberg, brings together a collection of her last work
Paradise lost, and other poems by John Milton( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From almost the moment of its publication in 1667, Paradise Lost was considered a classic. It is difficult now to appreciate both how audacious an undertaking it represents, and how astonishing its immediate and continued success was. Over the course of twelve books Milton wrote an epic poem that would 'justify the ways of God to men', a mission that required a complex drama whose source is both historical and deeply personal. The struggle for ascendancy between God and Satan is played out across hell, heaven, and earth but the consequences of the Fall are all too humanly tragic - pride, ambition, and aspiration the motivating forces." "In this new edition derived from their Oxford Authors text, Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg discuss the complexity of Milton's poem in a new introduction, and on-page notes explain its language and allusions."--BOOK JACKET
Writing matter : from the hands of the English Renaissance by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodrama : an aesthetics of impossibility by Jonathan Goldberg( )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offering a new queer theorization of melodrama, Jonathan Goldberg explores the ways melodramatic film and literature provide an aesthetics of impossibility. Focused on the notion of what Douglas Sirk termed the "impossible situation" in melodrama, such as impasses in sexual relations that are not simply reflections of social taboo and prohibitions, Goldberg pursues films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Todd Haynes that respond to Sirk's prompt. His analysis hones in on melodrama's original definition--a form combining music and drama--as he explores the use of melodrama in Beethoven's opera Fidelio, films by Alfred Hitchcock, and fiction by Willa Cather and Patricia Highsmith, including her Ripley novels. Goldberg illuminates how music and sound provide queer ways to promote identifications that exceed the bounds of the identity categories meant to regulate social life. The interaction of musical, dramatic, and visual elements gives melodrama its indeterminacy, making it resistant to normative forms of value and a powerful tool for creating new potentials" -- From the publisher
Shakespeare's hand by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming Sodom( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, the idea of 'sodomy' has been used to create a stigmatizing social visibility for those sexual activities not directly aimed at procreation within marriage. The documents and essays in Reclaiming Sodom survey institutions that have had an interest in perpetuating this view: the police, the state, the church, and the law. Jonathan Goldberg has brought together a wide range of work, from Biblical and legal material to essays on such subjects as the Founding Fathers' beliefs, the category of sodomy in 18th and 19th century England, anthropological accounts of the same-sex practices of non-Western people, and the racial geography of AIDS. Reclaiming Sodom explores alternatives to the force of the Sodomitic biblical narrative in Islamic, non-Western, and Western traditions, and discusses the ways in which sodomy calls into question normative definitions of sexuality and gender. The collection pursues the 'pleasures and dangers' of these alternatives, and takes on Proust's refusal to imagine a social movement founded on the 'stigma' of Sodom. Reclaiming Sodom makes a significant and controversial contribution to the literature on sexuality and gender, as well as the nature of sex in our culture."--Back cover
Sappho : ]fragments by Jonathan Goldberg( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sappho, Jonathan Goldberg takes as his model the fragmentary state in which this sublime poet's writing survives, a set of compositional and theoretical resources for living and thinking in more fully erotic ways in the present and the future. This book thus offers fragmentary commentary on disparate (Sapphic) works, such as the comics of Alison Bechdel, the paintings and cartoons of Leonardo da Vinci, Robert Reid-Pharr's "Living as a Lesbian," Madeleine de Scudéry's Histoire de Sapho, John Donne's "Sapho to Philaenis," Todd Haynes and Patricia Highsmith's Carol, Virginia Woolf's Orlando, writings by Willa Cather, and the paintings and writings of Simeon Solomon, among other works. Goldberg challenges readers to imagine and experience what Sarah Orne Jewett named the "country of our friendship," a love both exceedingly strange and compellingly familiar. Just as Sappho's coinage "bitter-sweet" describes eros as inextricably contradictory -- two things at once, one thing after another, each interrupting, complicating, each other -- the juxtapositions in this book mean to continually call into question categories of identity and identification in the wake of a quintessential woman writer from Lesbos. Over and over again, Goldberg's Sappho: ]fragments inquires into how race, sexuality, and gender cross each other. The theoretical genius of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick presides over this set of meditations and mediations on likeness and desire. Rather than homogenizing its many subjects, it invites the reader to explore and inhabit new transits within and through what Audre Lorde called "the very house of difference."
Strangers on a train by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Queer Film classic delves into the homoerotic energy of the film, especially between the two male characters (played by Farley Granger and Robert Walker). It builds on the question of the sexuality the film puts on view, not to ask whether either character is gay so much as to explore the queer relations between sexuality and murder and the strong antisocial impulses those relations represent. The book also includes a look at the making of the film and the critical controversies over Hitchcock's representations of male homosexuality."--
Saint Marks : words, images, and what persists by Jonathan Goldberg( )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saint Marks invokes and pluralizes the figure of Mark in order to explore relations between painting and writing. Emphasizing that the saint is not a singular biographical individual in the various biblical and hagiographic texts that involve someone so named, the book takes as its ultimate concern the kinds of material life that outlive the human subject. From the incommensurate, anachronic instances in which Saint Mark can be located—among them, as Evangelist or as patron saint of Venice—the book traces Mark’s afterlives within art, sacred texts, and literature in conversation with such art historians and philosophers as Aby Warburg, Giorgio Agamben, Georges Didi-Huberman, T. J. Clark, Adrian Stokes, and Jean-Luc Nancy. Goldberg begins in sixteenth-century Venice, with a series of paintings by Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Tintoretto, and others, that have virtually nothing to do with biblical texts. He turns then to the legacy of John Ruskin’s Stones of Venice and through it to questions about what painting does as painting. A final chapter turns to ancient texts, considering the Gospel of St. Mark together with its double, the so-called Secret Gospel that has occasioned controversy for its homoerotic implications. The posthumous persistence of a life is what the gospel named Mark calls the Kingdom of God. Saints have posthumous lives; but so too do paintings and texts. This major interdisciplinary study by one of our most astute cultural critics extends what might have been a purely theological subject to embrace questions central to cultural practice from the ancient world to the present." --
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The seeds of things : theorizing sexuality and materiality in Renaissance representations
Willa Cather and othersTempest in the CaribbeanSodometries : Renaissance texts, modern sexualitiesJames I and the politics of literature : Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne, and their contemporariesJohn MiltonQueering the RenaissanceDesiring women writing : English Renaissance examplesParadise lost, and other poems
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Goldberg, Jonathan

Goldberg, Jonathan 1943-

Jonathan Goldberg 1943-

Jonathan Goldberg académico estadounidense

Jonathan Goldberg American academic

Jonathan Goldberg Amerikaans schrijver

Jonathan Goldberg écrivain américain

Jonathan Goldberg escriptor estatunidenc

Jonathan Goldberg escritor estauxunidense

Jonathan Goldberg scrittore statunitense

Osler, William 1943-

Джонатан Голдбърг

Джонатан Голдбърг американски литературен историк, специалист по ренесансова литература

جوناثان غولدبرغ أكاديمي أمريكي

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