Victorian Sexual Dissidence


Victorian Sexual Dissidence

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 329 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780226142265
  • DDC分類 820.9353


This volume will be essential reading for students of British literary and cultural history as well as for those interested in feminist, gay, and lesbian studies.

Full Description

Late-20th-century critical and historical work on the late-Victorian period has furnished a vocabulary for discussing gender and sexuality. These popular terms include categories such as homo/hetero, patriarchal/feminist, and masculine/effeminate. This collection exploits this framework - while refining and resisting it in places - to show how certain Victorians imagined difference in ways that continue to challenge in the late 1990s. One essay, for example, traces the remarkable feminist appropriation of male-identified fields of study, such as classical philology. Others address the validation of male bodies as objects of desire in writing, painting, and emergent modernist choreography. The writings shed light on the diverse interests served by a range of cultural practitioners and on the complex ways in which the late Victorians invented themselves as modern subjects.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    vii
Introduction 1 (20)
Richard Dellamora
``Still Burning from this Strangling 21 (22)
Embrace'': Vernon Lee on Desire and Aesthetics
Kathy Psomiades
Greek Maenads, Victorian Spinsters 43 (40)
Yopie Prins
The Adolescent Boy: Fin-de-Siecle Femme 83 (26)
Martha Vicinus
Victorian Effeminacies 109(18)
Thais Morgan
Production, Reproduction, and Pleasure in 127(20)
Victorian Aesthetics and Economics
Regenia Gagnier
``Men of My Own Sex'': Genius, Sexuality, and 147(24)
George Du Maurier's Artists
Dennis Denisoff
``Desire without Limit'': Dissident 171(20)
Confession in Oscar Wilde's De Profundis
Oliver Buckton
The Elusive Queerness of Henry James's 191(20)
``Queer Comrade'': Reading Gabriel Nash of
The Tragic Muse
Eric Haralson
George Santayana and the Beauty of Friendship 211(24)
Christopher Lane
Ten Percent: Poetry and Pathology 235(18)
Robert Sulcer
The Romance of Boys Bathing: Poetic 253(26)
Precedents and Respondents to the Paintings
of Henry Scott Tuke
Julia Saville
The Dance of Life: Choreographing Sexual 279(28)
Dissidence in the Early Twentieth Century
Andrew Hewitt
List of Contributors 307(4)
Index 311