Desire

Edited by Hayley O'Kell and Alma Prelec

MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 16

Modern Humanities Research Association

22 February 2022

Open Access with doi: 10.59860/wph.i7c0f36


MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities is an electronic open-access journal aimed particularly at postgraduate and early career researchers. In this sixteenth volume our contributors explore the theme of Desire, analysing its reverberations in disparate eras (the fourteenth to the twenty-first century) and geographical locations (Italy, France, Colombia, Spain, Germany and Denmark). This volume maps the volatility and destabilizing effects of desire in a multitude of cultural products, including the diary form, theatre, and cinema. Each contributor vies with desire’s ineffability; despite this, each puts pen to page and finds words for this hermeneutic paradox. Mapping desires across different cultural contexts speaks directly to our remit as a multilingual journal: desire is at the centre of each paper, as both an elusive force within the object of study, as well as the impetus for the research itself.

Contents:

1-54
On Forgetting
Hayley O'Kell, Alma Prelec
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Introduction: Desire
Hayley O'Kell, Alma Prelec
doi:10.59860/wph.a8d037d
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10-18
Languages of Desire in Botticelli and Dante: Paradiso 21
Rebecca Bowen
doi:10.59860/wph.a05613a
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19-27
Reading Between the Lines: Female Sexual Desire in the Late Eighteenth Century
Katherine Moore
doi:10.59860/wph.a165581
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28-36
‘Life is Real’: Sexual Freedom and Sex for Pleasure in La vida ‘era’ en serio (Mónica Borda, 2011)
Karol Valderrama-Burgos
doi:10.59860/wph.a2749c8
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37-45
The Camp and the Dandy: Class, Sexuality, and Desire in Gil de Biedma’s Diaries
Álvaro González Montero
doi:10.59860/wph.a383dab
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46-54
Longing for Life and Death: Eve’s Desires in Klopstock’s Der Tod Adams and Ewald’s Adam og Ewa
Sarah Fengler
doi:10.59860/wph.a4931f2
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Bibliography entry:

O'Kell, Hayley, and Alma Prelec (eds), Desire (= MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, 16 (2022)) <https://www.mhra.org.uk/publications/wph-16> [accessed 20 February 2024]

First footnote reference: 35 Desire, ed. by Hayley O'Kell and Alma Prelec (= MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, 16 (2022)) <https://www.mhra.org.uk/publications/wph-16> [accessed 20 February 2024], p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 O'Kell and Prelec, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

O'Kell, Hayley, and Alma Prelec (eds). 2022. Desire (= MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, 16) <https://www.mhra.org.uk/publications/wph-16> [accessed 20 February 2024]

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (O'Kell and Prelec 2022: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 O'Kell and Prelec 2022: 21.

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