23) Reinforcing these allusive values in Marlowe's tragedy was the godly Protestant tendency to label as sodomitical
the titillation presumed to be provoked within male playgoers by seeing boys dressed in women's clothing flirting with male characters and hearing them utter obscene jests.
On the other hand, however, Posse's lewd and bawdy refashioning of Isabel as whore and her sexual encounters as sodomitical
undermines Posse's critical project because it redeploys the misogyny and heterosexism of the same discourse he is otherwise attempting to subvert.
(il)logic of the primal scene that comes
Rather, the argument is this: (1) a bodily act--any bodily act--can foster a friendship only by enabling the friends jointly to realize a genuine basic good; (2) a sexual act does not realize a basic good except by actualizing a biological union that is part of (consummates or actualizes) a procreative union (marriage); (3) sodomitical
acts (including homosexual acts) cannot actualize a biological union and do not necessarily involve a procreative union that could be embodied.
Some of us are so used to hearing this term used in connection with sodomitical
transgression that we have perhaps forgotten what it means.
However, these circumstances are independent of the sodomitical
conduct, and the interests asserted from these circumstances do not arise from the nature of same-sex or opposite-sex conduct.
Since grammarians should be the ones most aware of the grave implications of linguistic deviation, anyone who tolerated deviations, including the innovations that languages ordinarily generate, could be accused of sodomitical
For Freud, Fliess became a plagiarizing, sodomitical
specter that had to be expelled and differentiated in order for his masculine identity to emerge.
All is ultimately quietened to a 'rhetoric of sodomitical
One of the most entertaining of the latter was Pruritanus (1609) (here the sodomitical
allusion most definitely was intended), a collection of scandalous anecdotes about leading post-Reformation figures which almost caused a diplomatic breach between England and Venice in 1609, as copies of it were found at the Venetian embassy in London.
37) Kane and Brenton's thematic use of sodomitical
images echoes the term's polysemantic properties in the early modern period.
15) Even if we stop short of affirming (as Sturges does) that the Pardoner's depiction implies 'the receptive sodomitical
role he plays with the Summoner' (16) or (as Dolores Frese asserts) that the Pardoner 'might conceivably be the Summoner's own sexual servant', (17) we can acknowledge that their relationship makes itself available for consideration by readers interested in versions of queer identity from the past.
On another front, Cosimo's relentless persecution of sodomitical
acts also led Cellini to defy him openly.
The evidence was the Christian's progress: the victories of the champions of heterosexuality over the depraved, sodomitical
vice (vitium sodomiticum), committed with someone of the same sex; and 4.