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Effeminate England : homoerotic writing after 1885

Title
Effeminate England : homoerotic writing after 1885 / Joseph Bristow.
ISBN
0335096662
9780335096664
0335096654
9780335096657
Published
Buckingham : Open University Press, 1995.
Physical Description
x, 193 pages ; 24 cm.
Local Notes
BEIN Peter Burton 864: Paperbound. From the Peter Burton Collection.
Summary
"Effeminate England examines how and why effeminacy and empire were so very much at odds at the time of the Oscar Wilde trails in 1895. Exploring the late-Victorian association of effeminate behaviour with male homosexual identity, Joseph Bristow looks at how a number of gay writers negotiated the stigma attached to the man-loving man of letters. Chapters examine in turn Wilde's 'fatal effeminacy', the effeminophobic narratives of E.M. Forster, the Anglophobic camp effeminacy of Ronald Firbank, and the structures of sexual self-identification in the autobiographical writings of John Addington Symonds, J.R. Ackerley, Jocelyn Brooke, and Quentin Crisp. A short coda investigates the impact of the AIDS epidemic on this tradition of gay men's writing, discussing in particular Alan Hollinghurst's distinguished novel, The Swimming-Pool Library." "Joseph Bristow is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of York, where he is also affiliated with the Centre for Women's Studies."--BOOK JACKET.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 09, 2019
Series
Gender in writing.
Gender in writing
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index.
Contents
1. Wilde's fatal effeminacy
2. Against 'effeminancy': The sexual predicament of E.M. Forster's fiction
3. Firbank's exotic effeminacy
4. 'No sign of effeminatio'? Towards the military orchid
Coda: Effeminate endings.
Also listed under
Peter Burton Collection (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
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