Queer Blake

Perfect | June 22, 2010

EditorHelen P Bruder

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Over the last decade, Romanticism and queer theory have been mutually illuminating and incredibly productive, but this canonical 'queering' has somehow veered away from William Blake. This collection looks anew at Blake's celebrated sexual visions, to see how they might appear once compulsory heterosex has been ditched as an interpretative norm.

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Over the last decade, Romanticism and queer theory have been mutually illuminating and incredibly productive, but this canonical 'queering' has somehow veered away from William Blake. This collection looks anew at Blake's celebrated sexual visions, to see how they might appear once compulsory heterosex has been ditched as an interpreta...

HELEN BRUDER is an independent scholar.  TRISTANNE CONNOLLY is Assistant Professor in the English Department at St. Jeromes University in the University of Waterloo, Canada.

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Format:PerfectDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:June 22, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230218369

ISBN - 13:9780230218369

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: 'What is now proved was once, only imagin'd'--H.Bruder &--T.Connolly
Pansexuality (regained)--H.Kidd
Blake and the Evolution of Same Sex Subjectivity--C.Z.Hobson
Blake and the Queering of Jouissance--R.C.Sha
Drawing Lines: Bodies, Sexualities and Performance in The Four Zoas--P.Otto
Anal Blake: Bringing Up the Rear in Blakean Criticism--E.Effinger
The Body of the Blasphemer--M.Myrone
Trannies, Amputees and Disco Queens: Blake and Contemporary Queer Art--J.Whittaker
'Real Acting': 'Felpham Billy' and Grayson Perry Try It On--H.Bruder
'Fear not / To unfold your dark visions of torment': Blake and Emin's Bad Sex Aesthetic--T.Connolly
'Woes &--... sighs': Fantasies of Slavery in Visions of the Daughters of Albion--B.Stevens
'The lineaments of desire': Blakes Visions of the Daughters of Albion and Romantic Literary Treatments of Rape--C.Jackson-Houlston
'Yet I am an identity / I wish &--feel &--weep &--groan': Blakes Sentimentalism as (Peri)Performative--S.Clark
'By a False Wife Brought to the Gates of Death': Blake, Politics and Transgendered Performances--D.Fallon
'No Boys Work': Blake, Hayley and the Triumphs of (Intellectual) Paiderastia--M.Crosby
'Hayley on his Toilette': Blake, Hayley and Homophobia--S.Matthews
'My little Cane Sofa and the Bust of Sappho': Elizabeth Iremonger and the female world of book-collecting--K.Davies
Works Cited
Index