Epistemology of the Closet

Front Cover
University of California Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 258 pages
22 Reviews
What is at stake in male homo/heterosexual definition? Through readings of Melville, Nietzsche, Wilde, James and Proust, the author argues that the vexed imperatives to specify straight and gay identities have become central to every important form of knowledge of the 20th century.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Epistemology of the Closet

User Review  - Anh Le - Goodreads

In this highly acclaimed work, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick proposed a new mode of literary and cultural critique that destabilized a Western structural binary, in this case not a gendered one (eg the ... Read full review

Review: Epistemology of the Closet

User Review  - Zacharygs - Goodreads

This was an amazing and very readable work. It would get five stars from me if I was more conversant (and hence, engaged/interested/informed) in the literature she analyzes in the second half of the ... Read full review

Related books


Epistemology of the Closet
Some Binarisms
Wilde Nietzsche and the Sentimental Relations
The Beast in the Closet
Proust and the Spectacle of the Closet 2 13
Index 253

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

JSTOR: Epistemology of the Closet
Epistemology of the Closet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. 258 pp. $24.95. Epistemology of the Closet is a sequel to Eve Kosofsky ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0743-6831(199222)9%3A2%3C105%3AEOTC%3E2.0.CO%3B2-F

Queer Theory in Relation to <I>Epistemology of the Closet</I>
In Epistemology of the Closet, author Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick argues that standard binary oppositions limit freedom and understanding, especially as related ...
chelm.freeyellow.com/ queer_theory.html

Eve Sedgwick’s text, “The Epistemology of the Closet”,is very ...
evesedgwick’s text, “The Epistemology of the Closet”, is verydense so to begin let us first consider the title itself. The word epistemologymeans “The study ...
transmet.org/ aj/ words/ gay_and_lesbian_class/ closet.htm

Epistemology of the closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick | librarything
All about Epistemology of the closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.
www.librarything.com/ work/ 5270

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
“Epistemology of the closet”, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, in “The Lesbian and Gay ... that the epistemology of the closet has given an overarching consistency to ...
branconolilas.no.sapo.pt/ sedgwick.htm

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Epistemology of the Closet, Sedgwick argues that "virtually any aspect of modern Western culture, must be, not merely incomplete, but damaged in its ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Eve_Sedgwick

Commentary: Knowing Silences or the Epistemology of the Closet ...
Commentary: Knowing Silences or the Epistemology of the Closet? Commentary on Article by Martin Weegmann, `Group Analysis and Homosexuality: Indifference or ...
gaq.sagepub.com/ cgi/ content/ refs/ 40/ 1/ 77

Maureen Ford - Opening the Closet Door: Sexualities Education and ...
[1] Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Epistemology of the Closet (Berkeley: ... [3] See Sedgwick's discussion, Epistemology of the Closet, of two cases: Acanfora vs. ...
www.ed.uiuc.edu/ eps/ PES-Yearbook/ 96_docs/ ford.html

The Huntington for Kids Huntington Library Press The Argonautika ...
Epistemology of the Closet. EVE KOSOFSKY SEDGWICK. Updated Edition with a New Preface. “Pioneering and rewarding…. Sedgwick has zeroed in on ...
www.mlajournals.org/ doi/ misc/ 10.1632/ pmla.2007.122.issue-5/ 1665.pdf

Interview: Sedgwick - O'Rourke
Mark Kerr: In Epistemology of the Closet you suggest that the homo/heterosexual crisis, a definition that shapes western concerns about identity and social ...
proxy.arts.uci.edu/ ~nideffer/ Tvc/ interviews/ 20.Tvc.v9.intrvws.Sedg.html

About the author (1990)

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York Graduate Center. Her books include "Between Men, Tendencies, A Dialogue on Love, "and "Touching Feeling.

Bibliographic information