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Troubling race, ethnicity, and masculinity in Beowulf
Catalin Taranu

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 Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (eds), Shame and its sisters: a Silvan Tomkins reader (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995), pp. 6, 147–60; and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, 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

in Dating Beowulf
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Daniel C. Remein and Erica Weaver

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’. 17 Meanwhile, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick explores ‘the intuition that a particular intimacy seems to subsist between textures and emotions’, 18 with a particular instance of such an intimacy, around shame and anal eroticism in Henry James's The art

in Dating Beowulf