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Romanticism, gender, and violence : Blake to George Sodini

Author: Nowell Marshall
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Bucknell University Press, 2013.
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Responding to work by Eve Sedgwick and recent media attention to queer suicide, this project theorizes performative melancholia, a condition where, regardless of sexual orientation, overinvestment in gender norms causes subjects who are unable to embody those norms to experience socially expected ('normal') gender as something unattainable or lost. This perceived loss causes an ambivalence within the subject that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nowell Marshall
ISBN: 9781611484670 1611484677
OCLC Number: 1030389582
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Contents: IntroductionGender Normativity, Failure, and Violence from Romanticism to George SodiniSection One: Romantic Coupling, Failure, and MelancholiaSocial Bond(age)s in Visions of the Daughters of AlbionRethinking Burney, Gender, and Violence: Camilla and the Masochistic ContractSection Two: Melancholic Femininities"Corrupt Nature": Performative Melancholia and Violence in ZofloyaSiren Songs: Maggie Tulliver, Music, and Performative Melancholia in The Mill on the FlossSection Three: Melancholic MasculinitiesMonstrosity and Failed Masculinity in The GiaourCompetition and Melancholic Masculinity in Caleb WilliamsSection Four: Abandonment, Performative Melancholia, and Madness Performative Melancholia and the Gothic Body in Wordsworth and ShelleyAmelia Opie's The Father and Daughter: Female Masochism and Male MadnessSection Five: After RomanticismRefusing Butler's Binary: Bisexuality and Performative Melancholia in Mrs. DallowayHeternormativity and Performative Melancholia in Dancer from the Dance
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Responding to work by Eve Sedgwick and recent media attention to queer suicide, this project theorizes performative melancholia, a condition where, regardless of sexual orientation, overinvestment in  Read more...

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