Art, Gender and Sexuality
New Readings of Cernuda's Later Poetry

Philip Martin-Clark

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 54

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 2000  •  126pp

ISBN: 978-1-902653-31-0 (paperback)  •  RRP £25, $40

ModernSpanishPoetry


This study opens up new avenues of inquiry into the work of Luis Cernuda. It analyses the representation of aesthetics, gender, and sexuality in his last four books of poetry by drawing on work in aesthetics, feminism, gay/lesbian studies, and psychoanalysis. The central concern is to examine the terms in which Cernuda represents particular identities, including the poet's identity, masculinity, femininity, and male homosexuality. The study explores Cernuda's creation of a collective mythology of freedom to change contemporary Spanish culture and examines his many-sided portrayal of gender, including the potential of women's identity to disrupt masculinity. It also discusses male homosexuality through the lenses of perversion and self-shattering.

Bibliography entry:

Martin-Clark, Philip, Art, Gender and Sexuality: New Readings of Cernuda's Later Poetry, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 54 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2000)

First footnote reference: 35 Philip Martin-Clark, Art, Gender and Sexuality: New Readings of Cernuda's Later Poetry, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 54 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2000), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Martin-Clark, p. 47.

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Martin-Clark, Philip. 2000. Art, Gender and Sexuality: New Readings of Cernuda's Later Poetry, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 54 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Martin-Clark 2000: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Martin-Clark 2000: 21.

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