Troubling race, ethnicity, and masculinity in Beowulf
For discussions on the ways in which anxiety recombines with shame, and on how crucial shame is to the experience of homosociality, see Adam Frank and EveKosofskySedgwick (eds), Shame and its sisters: a Silvan Tomkins reader (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995), pp. 6, 147–60; and EveKosofskySedgwick, Touching feeling: affect, pedagogy, performativity (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003), pp. 35–121. I am grateful to Daniel Remein for pointing me towards this illuminating work
excellence if there ever was one – speaks of the ‘intimacy’ of ‘us’ and the field of the visible ‘as though there were between it and us an intimacy as close as between the sea and the strand’.
Meanwhile, EveKosofskySedgwick explores ‘the intuition that a particular intimacy seems to subsist between textures and emotions’,
with a particular instance of such an intimacy, around shame and anal eroticism in Henry James's The