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Goldberg, Jonathan

Works: 52 works in 260 publications in 1 language and 10,830 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Performer
Classifications: PR3560, 821.4
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Goldberg
James I and the politics of literature : Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne, and their contemporaries by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sodometries : Renaissance texts, modern sexualities by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie naar de representatie van sodomie a.d.h.v. literaire teksten uit de Engelse Renaissance en moderne teksten. Aandacht voor de vernietiging van de oorspronkelijke bevolking van Amerika: het zuiveren van de Nieuwe Wereld van sodomieten was een belangrijke drijfveer
Desiring women writing : English Renaissance examples by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 573 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 )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queering the Renaissance( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV> Queering the Renaissance offers a major reassessment of the field of Renaissance studies. Gathering essays by sixteen critics working within the perspective of gay and lesbian studies, this collection redraws the map of sexuality and gender studies in the Renaissance. Taken together, these essays move beyond limiting notions of identity politics by locating historically forms of same-sex desire that are not organized in terms of modern definitions of homosexual and heterosexual. 9;The presence of contemporary history can be felt throughout the volume, beginning with an investigation of the uses of Renaissance precedents in the 1986 U.S. Supreme Court decision Bowers v. Hardwick, to a piece on the foundations of 'our' national imaginary, and an afterword that addresses how identity politics has shaped the work of early modern historians. The volume examines canonical and noncanonical texts, including highly coded poems of the fifteenth-century Italian poet Burchiello, a tale from Marguerite de Navarre's <U>Heptameron</U>, and Erasmus's letters to a young male acolyte. English texts provide a central focus, including works by Spenser, Shakespeare, Bacon, Donne, Beaumont and Fletcher, Crashaw, and Dryden. Broad suveys of the complex terrains of friendship and sodomy are explored in one essay, while another offers a cross-cultural reading of the discursive sites of lesbian desire. 9;Accessibly written, boldly interdisciplinary, Queering the Renaissance will be indispensable for literary critics, historians, and theorists seeking to understand the representation of same-sex desire in the early modern period. Contributors. Alan Bray, Marcie Frank, Carla Freccero, Jonathan Goldberg, Janet Halley, Graham Hammill, Margaret Hunt, Donald N. Mager, Jeff Masten, Elizabeth Pittenger, Richard Rambuss, Alan K. Smith, Dorothy Stephens, Forrest Tyler Stevens, Valerie Traub, Michael Warner </div>
John Milton by John Milton( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the full text of some poetry written by English poet John Milton (1608-1674), from the "Oxford English Verse 1900" and provided online by Ltd. Includes the poems "Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity," "L'Allegro," "Il Penseroso," and many others
Willa Cather and others by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 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
Voice terminal echo : postmodernism and English Renaissance texts by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise lost by John Milton( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From almost the moment of its publication in 1667, 'Paradise Lost' was considered a classic. This new edition is derived from the editors' modernized 'Oxford Authors' text, with a new introduction that discusses the poem's complexity and critical history
Writing matter : from the hands of the English Renaissance by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Milton by John Milton( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's hand by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempest in the Caribbean by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reads some of the "classic" anticolonial textsby Aim Csaire and Roberto Fernndez Retamar, for instancethrough the lens of feminist and queer analysis. By placing gender and sexuality at the center of the debate about the uses of Shakespeare for anticolonial purposes, Goldbergs work points to possibilities that might be articulated through the nexus of race and sexuality
Reclaiming Sodom( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 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
The seeds of things : theorizing sexuality and materiality in Renaissance representations by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 292 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
The weather in Proust by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Weather in Proust gathers pieces written by the eminent critic and theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in the last decade of her life, as she worked toward a book on Proust. This book takes its title from the first essay, a startlingly original interpretation of Proust. By way of Neoplatonism, Buddhism, and the work of Melanie Klein, Sedgwick establishes the sense of refreshment and surprise that the author of the Recherche affords his readers. Proust also figures in pieces on the poetry of C. P. Cavafy, object relations, affect theory, and Sedgwick’s textile art practices. More explicitly connected to her role as a pioneering queer theorist are an exuberant attack against reactionary refusals of the work of Guy Hocquenghem and talks in which she lays out her central ideas about sexuality and her concerns about the direction of US queer theory. Sedgwick lived for more than a dozen years with a diagnosis of terminal cancer; its implications informed her later writing and thinking, as well as her spiritual and artistic practices. In the book’s final and most personal essay, she reflects on the realization of her impending death. Featuring thirty-seven color images of her art, The Weather in Proust offers a comprehensive view of Sedgwick’s later work, underscoring its diversity and coherence."--Publisher description
Strangers on a train by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 205 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."--
The major works by John Milton( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodrama : an aesthetics of impossibility by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 133 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
This distracted globe : worldmaking in early modern literature by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 112 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"--
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Desiring women writing : English Renaissance examples
Alternative Names
Goldberg, Jonathan 1943-

Osler, William 1943-

Джонатан Голдбърг

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Sodometries : Renaissance texts, modern sexualitiesDesiring women writing : English Renaissance examplesQueering the RenaissanceJohn MiltonWilla Cather and othersParadise lostWriting matter : from the hands of the English RenaissanceJohn Milton