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Embarrassment in 1968: Gore Vidal's sexuality in the public sphere

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In 1968 William F. Buckley, Jr. called Gore Vidal a "queer" on TV, an event that was widely construed as socially embarrassing. This essay investigates the political implications of embarrassment, both in relation to attitudes toward homosexuality in 1968 and in relation to contemporary queer theory.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Davidson, G. R. "Embarrassment in 1968: Gore Vidal's sexuality in the public sphere." Mosaic-A Journal For The Interdisciplinary Study Of Literature 48 .1 (2015): 147-164.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84926390750

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2060

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 147

End Page


  • 164

Volume


  • 48

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Canada

Abstract


  • In 1968 William F. Buckley, Jr. called Gore Vidal a "queer" on TV, an event that was widely construed as socially embarrassing. This essay investigates the political implications of embarrassment, both in relation to attitudes toward homosexuality in 1968 and in relation to contemporary queer theory.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Davidson, G. R. "Embarrassment in 1968: Gore Vidal's sexuality in the public sphere." Mosaic-A Journal For The Interdisciplinary Study Of Literature 48 .1 (2015): 147-164.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84926390750

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2060

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 147

End Page


  • 164

Volume


  • 48

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Canada