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Goldberg, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 56 works in 286 publications in 1 language and 11,408 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Epic poetry  Illustrated works  Sonnets  Blank verse  Biography  Autobiographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Performer
Classifications: PR3560, 821.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Goldberg
The seeds of things : theorizing sexuality and materiality in Renaissance representations by Jonathan Goldberg( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,401 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( )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,103 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
Sodometries : Renaissance texts, modern sexualities by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 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
Tempest in the Caribbean by Jonathan Goldberg( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 889 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
James I and the politics of literature : Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne, and their contemporaries by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queering the Renaissance( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 614 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>
Desiring women writing : English Renaissance examples by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 574 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 between 1981 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Milton by John Milton( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 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 bibliomania.com Ltd. Includes the poems "Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity," "L'Allegro," "Il Penseroso," and many others
Voice terminal echo : postmodernism and English Renaissance texts by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise lost, and other poems by John Milton( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 405 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
The weather in Proust by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editor gathered unfinished writings of Eve Kosofsky Segwick, and presented these along with several of her finished works
Writing matter : from the hands of the English Renaissance by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's hand by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Milton by John Milton( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming Sodom( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 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
This distracted globe : worldmaking in early modern literature by Jonathan Goldberg( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays investigate the materiality of the world in Spenser, Cary and Marlowe; its sociability, sexuality and sovereignty in Shakespeare; and the universality of spirit, gender and empire in Vaughan, Donne and the dastan (tale) of Chouboli, a Rastanjani princess"--
Melodrama : an aesthetics of impossibility by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 271 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
Strangers on a train by Jonathan Goldberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (author of The Talented Mr. Ripley) is about two men who meet on a train: one is a man of high social standing who wishes to divorce his unfaithful wife; the other is an enigmatic bachelor with an overbearing father. Together they enter into a murder plot that binds them to one another, with fatal consequences
Revolution by Emmanuel Macron( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some believe that our country is in decline, that the worst is yet to come, that our civilisation is being wiped out. That only withdrawal or civil strife are on our horizon. That to protect ourselves from the great transformations taking place around the globe, we should go back in time and apply the recipes of the previous century. Others imagine that France can continue on a slow downward slide. That the game of political juggling - first the Left, then the Right - will allow us breathing space. The same faces and the same people who have been around for so long. I am convinced that they are all wrong. It is their models, their recipes, that have failed. In Revolution, Emmanuel Macron, the youngest president in the history of France, reveals his personal history and his inspirations, and discusses his vision of France and its future in a new world that is undergoing a 'great transformation' that has not been known since the invention of the printing press and the Renaissance. This is a remarkable book that seeks to lay the foundations for a new society - a compelling testimony and statement of values by an important political leader who has become the flag-bearer for a new kind of politics."--Publisher's description
 
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The seeds of things : theorizing sexuality and materiality in Renaissance representations
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Willa Cather and othersSodometries : Renaissance texts, modern sexualitiesTempest in the CaribbeanJames I and the politics of literature : Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne, and their contemporariesQueering the RenaissanceDesiring women writing : English Renaissance examplesJohn MiltonParadise lost, and other poems
Alternative Names
Goldberg, Jonathan 1943-

Osler, William 1943-

Джонатан Голдбърг

Languages
English (216)