20, 1809), Cam Hobhouse reports that pederasty was openly practiced among the Albanians, and Lord Byron includes in his Childe Harold an Albanian song with pederastic
themes, suppressed at publication.
As for the pederastic
focus of the original, it is explicitly evoked only in a passing joke, although its trace haunts other aspects of the text.
The not so hidden trope of the generation gap between queer theory producers and consumers is everywhere in this monument to the new pederastic
pedagogy, which gleefully records happenin' theory's inevitable transience.
Nazis admired the "Greek" ideal, which was a "culture of pederastic
male supremacy" where even Plato and Socrates considered sexual relations between men and boys virtuous.
When Ford had caught the attention of Carl Van Vechten and was en route to New York, she sniped to Natalie Barney, "Well, pederastic
New York [is] waiting.
Where allowed, a free man was usually entitled to fall in love with a boy, proclaim it publicly, and court him as long as the boy in question manifested the traits prerequisite to a pederastic
relationship: he had to be kalos, "handsome" and agathos, good, brave, just, and modest.
His behavior illustrates the kind of pederastic
love French feminist Luce Irigaray argues underlies a patriarchal economy in which wealth and power are transmitted between men; Trimalchio's monologue puts into words the process by which a commodity transforms to an agent of exchange.
The emergence of gendered privacy and companionate domesticity--what we have come to call "heteronormativity"--required the consolidation of a position of autonomy from the courtly and pederastic
, the effeminate and the sodomitical (a position that could nonetheless recuperate elements of the effeminacy and display it had disavowed) and accordingly depended on the relocation both in discursive and in concrete and specifically urban social spaces of a wide array of residual and resistant practices and their resignification as properties of "mollies.
First, and most generally, the parity of ages between lover and beloved in a pederastic
relationship is in itself exceptional, and in conflict with the way this kind of passion is represented in the other novels (e.
If we look behind the fig leaf--the nuptial title and the appended fragments--we discover a poet inflamed with pederastic
desire, a poet who guides us into a woodland abounding with bathing boys; then directs our gaze towards an advancing stranger who, inspired by the sight of these naked striplings, undresses and bathes alone, caressed by a vacillating stream.
fantasies staged in some of these images--Henry Scott Tuke's or Peder Severin Kroyer's pictures, for example--were probably not as evidently prurient then as they are now.
He wonders, in fact, that Gide never got in trouble for pederastic
tastes that clearly violated the law, if not ethics.