heteroerotism

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heteroerotism

[¦hed·ə·rō·ə′räd·ə‚siz·əm]
(psychology)
Sexual desire directed away from one's self or sex.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Figure 1--in which homoeroticism and heteroeroticism were separate axes,
(270-71) Whether or not Farrar consciously intended the rhetorical similarity, her metaphor reflects a cultural intertwining of bodily excess and debility with female autoerotic and homoerotic intimacy, something Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick has argued constitutes an important juncture in the evolution of later lesbian identities: "[T]hinking about autoeroticism is beginning to seem a productive and necessary switch-point in thinking about the relations--historical as well as intrapsychic--between homo- and heteroeroticism" ("Jane Austen" 112).
Since the play makes no effort to recuperate Alicia's integrity, she need not revert to an unambiguous heteroeroticism; she is a sexual opportunist, and will remain that way.
28), yet the body of the text seems to make a transhistorical claim as to music's (masculine) "homoerotic essence" (257) that elides female homoeroticism or, indeed, heteroeroticism as a potential source of musical expressivity.
Might this haunting sonnet elucidate why the insistent heteroeroticism of The House of Life grows mote and more bleak in "Change and Fate": the apt subtitle for the sequence's disconsolate second part?
As Jonathan Goldberg has trenchantly observed, collapsing these different categories runs the risk of turning all eroticism into heteroeroticism.
As he goes on to say in his introduction, it should come as no surprise that major constructs for the theoretical f ramework of these essays have been provided by the theorizing of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, the "leading exponent of the transferential relations defining homo- and heteroeroticism as such" (5).