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Introduction

Patrick R. Mullen

in The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction elaborates the key concepts of the book: homosexuality, value, and labor. It contextualizes the importance of these concepts for modern Irish history and culture. Furthermore, it ... More


Progressive-Era Sexuality and the Nature of the Beast in Henry James

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Sedgwick argues that the discourse of sexuality shifted at the end of the nineteenth century from an emphasis on sexual acts to sexual identities. Sedgwick builds ... More


Back to Methuselah: The Original Garden and a Library Too

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

It may be appropriate to end a study of Shaw’s use of the garden setting, along with libraries, with yet another variation on his use of gardens and libraries and a play which draws upon the original ... More


Ifs, Buts, and Maybes: Angela Carter’s Grammar of Curiosity

Ben Masters

in Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198766148
eISBN:
9780191820731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766148.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the fraught relationship between curiosity and explication in Carter’s major novels, and demonstrates how Carter’s experiments with grammatical modalities and syntax create a ... More


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