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Before queer theory : Victorian aestheticism and the self

Author: Dustin Friedman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book of literary criticism, about the historical relationship of art, sexuality, and the self, demonstrates that Victorian aestheticism was a key forerunner to modern queer theory. By theorizing aestheticism through Hegel's philosophy, the author argues that Victorian aesthetes imagined that encountering art and literature could help to shape a person's queer sense of self"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dustin Friedman
ISBN: 9781421431499 1421431491
OCLC Number: 1105037502
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Homoerotic subjectivity in Walter Pater's early essays --
Styles of survival in Pater's later writings --
Oscar Wilde's lyric performativity --
Vernon Lee and the specter of lesbian history --
Queering the object: aesthetic indifference in Michael Field's poetry.
Responsibility: Dustin Friedman.

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Before Queer Theory is an audacious reimagining that will appeal to scholars with interests in Victorian studies, queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, and art history.  Read more...

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