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The Duchess of York’s Bathing Closet

Danielle Bobker

in The Closet: The Eighteenth-Century Architecture of Intimacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198231
eISBN:
9780691201542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198231.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the courtly closet alliances in Memoirs of Count Grammont by the Anglo-Irish nobleman Anthony Hamilton. It focuses particularly on the seduction scene that was set in the ... More


The Closet: The Eighteenth-Century Architecture of Intimacy

Danielle Bobker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198231
eISBN:
9780691201542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Long before it was a hidden storage space or a metaphor for queer and trans shame, the closet was one of the most charged settings in English architecture. This private room provided seclusion for ... More


Coda: Coming Out

Danielle Bobker

in The Closet: The Eighteenth-Century Architecture of Intimacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198231
eISBN:
9780691201542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198231.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers many histories that intersect with and inform that of the eighteenth-century closet. It includes the history of the Turkish hammam, the water closet, the camera obscura, and ... More


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