Tag: Literature

Asexual Reading List

During my visit to Edinburgh Pride, I presented my research at the UK Asexuality Conference.  It was a wonderful experience and I met a number of people interested in learning more.  During the Q&A, perhaps the most common question was what would I suggest reading.  Since then, I have generated a cursory reading list mostly …

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Character Profile in Asexuality: Galahad

Stumbling on the Grail As many of you are full aware, I am pursuing my PhD at Georgia State University.  My area of study is English Literature, but I am specifically focusing on asexual characters in literature prior to the Kinsey Studies of the 1950’s and 60’s.  I’ve already done two profiles on Athena and …

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Constituting Canon

The Canon Debate There is always a tremendous debate going on among academics about what should and should not be in the literary canon.  In many ways, the list is almost arbitrary to the privileged.  To them, it is simply recognizing what they see as the best works.  But for the marginalized, that apathy can …

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Character Profile in Asexuality: Athena

When people think of asexual characters in literature, they don’t often think of Greek mythological figures.  Asexuality has a false perception as a modern affectation.  Why not examine the pantheon of Greek literature under the lens of asexual literary theory?  Certainly, there are numerous instances of homosexual, bisexual, and transgendered characters that exists in ancient …

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