Queering Gothic In The Romantic Age: The Penetrating Eye

Hardcover | July 15, 2007

byMax Fincher

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Queering Gothic in the Romantic Age argues that Gothic writing of the Romantic period is queer. Discussing a variety of texts, it studies how contemporary queer theory can help us to read the obliqueness and invisibility of same-sex desire in a culture of vigilance over transgressive sexuality. It articulates the complex manifestations of desire through examining the discourses of the body, in particular the gaze, and shows how the Gothic's ambivalent gender politics destabilize heteronormative narratives and gives a voice to queer desires.

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Queering Gothic in the Romantic Age argues that Gothic writing of the Romantic period is queer. Discussing a variety of texts, it studies how contemporary queer theory can help us to read the obliqueness and invisibility of same-sex desire in a culture of vigilance over transgressive sexuality. It articulates the complex manifestatio...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:July 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230003478

ISBN - 13:9780230003477

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Guessing the Mould: Horace Walpole or The Castle of Otranto? * Feeding the Giaour: William Beckford, Vathek and the Monstrous Queer * Camping in the Monastery: Matthew Lewis and The Monk * Mastering the Servant: the Queer Sublime and Caleb Williams * The Penetrating Eye: Byron and the Paranoid Narrator * Conclusion