The Traffic in Obscenity from Byron to Beardsley: Sexuality & Exoticism in Nineteenth-Century Print…

Hardcover | January 15, 2007

byColette Colligan

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This book is a study of obscene print culture in nineteenth-century Britain. Colette Colligan argues that nineteenth-century obscenity was caught up in the global cultural traffic of print technology, international trade, and exoticism. Her analysis of select canonical and non-canonical publications reveals that obscenity intersected majority and minority culture, circulated from the farthest reaches of empire back to the metropolis, searched out new print and visual media, and built commercial and fantasmatic global networks for its continuation and survival.

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This book is a study of obscene print culture in nineteenth-century Britain. Colette Colligan argues that nineteenth-century obscenity was caught up in the global cultural traffic of print technology, international trade, and exoticism. Her analysis of select canonical and non-canonical publications reveals that obscenity intersected m...

COLETTE COLLIGAN is Assistant Professor of English at Simon Fraser University.

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

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Table of Contents

List of Plates * Acknowledgements * PART I: THE TRAFFIC IN OBSCENITY * Introduction * An "Extensive Traffic": The Print Trade in Nineteenth-Century British Obscenity * PART II: HAREMS AND LONDON'S UNDERGROUND PRINT CULTURE * The Unruly Copies of Byron's Don Juan: Harems, Popular Print Culture, and The Age of Mechanical Reproduction * Harem Novels: The Lustful Turk to Moslem Erotism * PART III: SIR RICHARD BURTON, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, AND ARAB SEX MANUALS * "Esoteric Pornography": Sir Richard Burton's Translation of the Arabian Nights * "A Race of Born Pederasts": Pederasty, The Perfumed Garden, and The Scented Garden * Collecting English Obscenity: Marriage-Love and Women Amongst the Arabs and Old Man Young Again * PART IV THE ENGLISH VICE AND TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY * The Prurient Gaze: The Flogged Slave Woman among British Abolitionists * Slavery Obscenity in the 1880s: The Pearl and The Cremorne * Slavery Obscenity at the Turn-of-the-Century: Dolly Morton to White Women Slaves * Whipping in the Twentieth Century: The Fugitive Image * PART V: JAPANSES EROTIC PRINTS AND OBSCENITY OF THE FIN-DE-SIÈCLE * The Traffic in Japanese Erotic Prints * Aubrey Beardsley's Libidinal Line: Japonisme, Art Nouveau, and Obscenity * Japanese Prostitution: Amorous Adventures of a Japanese Gentleman to Yoshiwara: The Nightless City * Coda: The Obscenity of the Real * Notes * References * Index