The Veiling of Homoerotic Desire in Roland Barthes' S/Z

Carrie Watterson

(165) Finally, if we are to believe school gossip, he was expelled * ACT. "Boarding school": 2: to be expelled.

(166) for having, while awaiting his turn at the confessional on Good Friday, shaped a big stick of wood into the form of Christ. The impiety with which this statue was endowed was too blatant not to have merited punishment of the artist. Had he not had the audacity to place this somewhat cynical figure on top of the tabernacle! * SEM. Vocation (sculptor). ** SEM. Impiety (the transgression links religion and the erotic. . . . ( S/Z, 96)

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