Queer Dickens erotics, families, masculinities / Holly Furneaux

Author(s): Furneaux, Holly
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Subjects: Queer theory
Gender identity in literature
Sex role in literature
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 1 online resource (282 p.) : ill
Alternate Titles: Print version: Furneaux, Holly. Queer Dickens. (DLC) 2010277867 (OCoLC)435730841 Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780199566099
Additional Authors: Oxford University Press
Notes: ISBN: 9780191573200 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0191573205 (electronic bk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-274) and index
Contents: Introduction : telling it straight : Dickens in a queer context -- Reconfiguring the domestic : bachelor dads -- Serial bachelorhood and counter-marital plotting -- Families of choice : homoerotic intermarriage and sibling triangulation -- Homotropics : queer travels and new homelands -- 'It is impossible to be gentler' : the homoerotics of nursing in Victorian culture -- The gentle man's queer touch : reparative masculinities -- Postscript doing Dickens : the queer politics of adaption
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 the complex multiplicity of sexual desire. The book examines the long overlooked figures of bachelor fathers, maritally resistant men, and male nurses
Description based on print version record
OCLC Number: 536239477
ISBN/ISSN: 9780191573200