Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

240 Pages | 45 color halftones

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190205638

Bookseller Code (06)

Picturing the Closet

Male Secrecy and Homosexual Visibility in Britain

Dominic Janes

  • Uses the concept of the closet to give a degree of conceptual unity to the history of same-sex desire from the eighteenth-century to the present
  • Moves beyond the idea that the 'homosexual' was constructed at the end of the 19th century, but that the building blocks were there long before
  • Looks at a wide range of new source material, and applies a wide range of methodologies in case-studies so as to show how literary, art historical, philosophical, film studies, social history and other approaches can contribute to the development of queer readings of the past