“Call Me by My Name :” A “Strange and Incomprehensible” Passion in the Polish Kresy of the 1920s
Slavic Review, 2022, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp. 631-652
KARCZEWSKI, Kamil, “Call Me by My Name :” A “Strange and Incomprehensible” Passion in the Polish Kresy of the 1920s, Slavic Review, 2022, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp. 631-652 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75389
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The article demonstrates the presence of (homo)sexual subjectivity in rural Poland in the early 1920s using remarkable correspondence between two men who stood trial for committing homosexual acts in 1925. It argues that their relationship should be understood as the first documented same-sex secret marriage in Poland. By investigating relations between urban and rural spaces in the spread of sexual knowledge in the Second Republic, the article also analyzes how changing notions of male friendship and masculinity at the time could be used by men loving men to develop and pursue their own distinctive visions of love and pleasure.
Published online: 07 February 2023
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75389
Full-text via DOI: 10.1017/slr.2022.224
ISSN: 0037-6779; 2325-7784
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This article was published Open Access with the support from the EUI Library through the CRUI - CUP Transformative Agreement (2020-2022)
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