Victorian Sexual Dissidence / Richard Dellamora.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2019]
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English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Gay men in literature.
Gays' writings, English -- History and criticism.
Gays' writings, English.
Homosexuality and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Lesbians in literature.
Sex customs in literature.
In English.
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Recent 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 us today. 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. 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. Contributors are: Oliver Buckton, Richard Dellamora, Dennis Denisoff, Regenia Gagnier, Eric Haralson, Andrew Hewitt, Christopher Lane, Thaïs Morgan, Yopie Prins, Kathy Alexis Psomiades, Julia Saville, Robert Sulcer, Jr., Martha Vicinus.
Introduction / Dellamora, Richard
PART ONE. Re-gendering Aestheticism
ONE "Still Burning from This Strangling Embrace": Vernon Lee on Desire and Aesthetics / Psomiades, Kathy Alexis
TWO. Greek Maenads, Victorian Spinsters / Prins, Yopie
THREE. The Adolescent Boy: Fin-de-Siecle Femme Fatale? / Vicinus, Martha
PART TWO. Revisionary Decadence
FOUR. Victorian Effeminacies / Morgan, Thaϊs E.
FIVE. Production, Reproduction, and Pleasure in Victorian Aesthetics and Economics / Gagnier, Regenia
SIX. "Men of My Own Sex": Genius, Sexuality, and George Du Maurier's Artists / Denisoff, Dennis
SEVEN. "Desire Without Limit": Dissident Confession in Oscar Wilde's De Profundis / Buckton, Oliver S.
PART THREE. Dissident Aesthetics
EIGHT. The Elusive Qyeerness of Henry James's "Qyeer Comrade": Reading Gabriel Nash of The Tragic Muse / Haralson, Eric
NINE. George Santayana and the Beauty of Friendship / Lane, Christopher
TEN. Ten Percent: Poetry and Pathology / Sulcer Jr., Robert
ELEVEN. The Romance of Boys Bathing: Poetic Precedents and Respondents to the Paintings of Henry Scott Tuke / Saville, Julia F.
TWELVE. The Dance of Life: Choreographing Sexual Dissidence in the Early Twentieth Century / Hewitt, Andrew
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Dellamora, Richard, editor.
De Gruyter.
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