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Queer Dickens : erotics, families, masculinities, Holly Furneaux

Label
Queer Dickens : erotics, families, masculinities
Title
Queer Dickens
Title remainder
erotics, families, masculinities
Statement of responsibility
Holly Furneaux
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers a radically new reading of Dickens and his major works. It demonstrates that, rather than representing a largely conventional, conservative view of sexuality and gender, he presents a distinctly queer corpus, everywhere fascinated by the diversity of gender roles, the expandability of notions of the family, and the complex multiplicity of sexual desire. The book examines the long overlooked figures of bachelor fathers, maritally resistant men, and male nurses. It explores Dickens's attention to a longing, not to reproduce, but to nurture, his interest in healing touch, and his articulation, over the course of his career, of homoerotic desire." "Holly Furneaux places Dickens's writing in a broad literary and social context, alongside authors including Bulwer-Lytton, Tennyson, Braddon, Collins, and Whitman, to make a case for Dickens's central position in queer literary history. Examining novels, poetry, life-writing, journalism, and legal and political debates, Queer Dickens argues that this eminent Victorian can direct us to the ways in which his culture could, and did, comfortably accommodate homoeroticism and families of choice. Further, it contends that Dickens's portrayals of nurturing masculinity and his concern with touch and affect between men challenge what we have been used to thinking about Victorian ideals of maleness." "Queer Dickens intervenes in current debates about the Victorians (neither so punitive nor so prudish as we once imagined) and about the methodologies of the histories of the family and of sexuality. It makes the case for a more optimistic, nurturing, and life-affirming trajectory in queer theory."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furneaux, Holly
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.H56
LC item number
F87 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Men in literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • Eroticism in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Eroticism in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Mann
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Mann (Motiv)
  • Geschlechterrolle (Motiv)
  • Könsidentitet i litteraturen
  • Könsroller i litteraturen
  • Queerteori
Label
Queer Dickens : erotics, families, masculinities, Holly Furneaux
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : telling it straight : Dickens in a queer context -- Reconfiguring the domestic : bachelor dads -- Serial bachelorhood and counter-marital plotting -- Families of choice : homoerotic intermarriage and sibling triangulation -- Homotropics : queer travels and new homelands -- 'It is impossible to be gentler' : the homoerotics of nursing in Victorian culture -- The gentle man's queer touch : reparative masculinities -- Postscript doing Dickens : the queer politics of adaption
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780199566099
Lccn
2010277867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435730841
  • (OCoLC)ocn435730841
Label
Queer Dickens : erotics, families, masculinities, Holly Furneaux
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : telling it straight : Dickens in a queer context -- Reconfiguring the domestic : bachelor dads -- Serial bachelorhood and counter-marital plotting -- Families of choice : homoerotic intermarriage and sibling triangulation -- Homotropics : queer travels and new homelands -- 'It is impossible to be gentler' : the homoerotics of nursing in Victorian culture -- The gentle man's queer touch : reparative masculinities -- Postscript doing Dickens : the queer politics of adaption
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780199566099
Lccn
2010277867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435730841
  • (OCoLC)ocn435730841

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