Queer Victorian Families

Queer Victorian Families

Author: Duc Dau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317647065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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The Victorians elevated the home and heteronormative family life to an almost secular religion. Yet alongside the middle-class domestic ideal were other families, many of which existed in the literature of the time. Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature is chiefly concerned with these atypical or "queer" families. This collection serves as a corrective against limited definitions of family and is a timely addition to Victorian studies. Interdisciplinary in nature, the collection opens up new possibilities for uncovering submerged, marginalized, and alternative stories in Victorian literature. Broad in scope, subjects range from Count Fosco and his animal "children" in Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White, to male kinship within and across Alfred Tennyson’s In Memoriam and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and the nexus between disability and loving relationships in the fiction of Dinah Mulock Craik and Charlotte M. Yonge. Queer Victorian Families is a wide-ranging and theoretically adventurous exposé of the curious relations in the literary family tree.
Queer Victorian Families
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Duc Dau, Shale Preston
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-11 - Publisher: Routledge

The Victorians elevated the home and heteronormative family life to an almost secular religion. Yet alongside the middle-class domestic ideal were other families, many of which existed in the literature of the time. Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature is chiefly concerned with these atypical or "queer" families. This
Neo-Victorian Families
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Christian Gutleben
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Rodopi

Tracing representations of re-imagined Victorian families in literature, film and television, and social discourse, this collection, the second volume in Rodopi’s Neo-Victorian Series, analyses the historical trajectory of persistent but increasingly contested cultural myths that coalesce around the heterosexual couple and nuclear family as the supposed ‘normative’ foundation of communities
Pets and Domesticity in Victorian Culture
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Monica Flegel
Categories: LITERARY CRITICISM
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

Addressing the significance of the pet in the Victorian period, this book examines the role played by the domestic pet in delineating relations for each member of the ""natural"" family home. Flegel explores the pet in relation to the couple at the head of the house, to the children who
A Very Queer Family Indeed
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Simon Goldhill
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-03 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

“We can begin with a kiss, though this will not turn out to be a love story, at least not a love story of anything like the usual kind.” So begins A Very Queer Family Indeed, which introduces us to the extraordinary Benson family. Edward White Benson became Archbishop of
Queer Dickens
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Holly Furneaux
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-10 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

This book offers a radically new reading of Dickens and his major works. It demonstrates that, rather than representing a largely conventional, conservative view of sexuality and gender, he presents a distinctly queer corpus, everywhere fascinated by the diversity of gender roles, the expandability of notions of the family, and