The Homoerotics of Orientalism: Mappings of Male Desire in Narratives of the Near and Middle East
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Fellowship Work Summary, 2009–10
Joseph Allen Boone completed five of six chapters of his book The Homoerotics of Orientalism, to be published by Columbia University Press. He wrote "Re-Orienting Modernism," about the Western appropriation of Middle Eastern poetic genres, for the journal Modernisms/Modernity, and "Getting Loti's Drift," about Pierre Loti's literary representations of Istanbul. He also revised the book for and produced a spring production of CON-MAN: A Musical, an adaptation of a Herman Melville novel. As coeditor, he worked on a forthcoming special issue of PMLA on "Celebrity, Fame, and Infamy."