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This paper explores the Gay Male Literary Tradition, focusing on the repeated appearance of two figures--Saint Sebastian and Dionysus--and how they are used as two modes of expressing desire. In particular, these figures speak to the violent manifestations of homoerotic desire, which is often censored from mainstream media. Texts explored in this paper range from Thomas Mann's Death in Venice to André Aciman's Call Me by Your Name.
Williams, Matthew and Neel, Alexandra, "Saint Sebastian at the Bacchanalia: Two Figurations of Homoerotic Desire in the Gay and Bisexual Men’s Literary Tradition" (2020). Honors Thesis. 418.