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Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900

Dominic Janes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226358642
eISBN:
9780226396552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396552.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lawyers representing Oscar Wilde claimed that the Marquess of Queensberry had libelled their client by scrawling a phrase on a card that the latter had left at the Albemarle Club in London. At the ... More


The Splendor and Misery of the American Scientist: L’Ève future

William Cloonan

in Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

A depiction by a conservative French writer, Villiers de l’Ilse-Adam, of the French fascination with and fear of growing American political and scientific power. Although set in the United States and ... More


Dickens and Dandyism: Masking Interiority

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Dickens and the concept of dandyism. It focuses on gentlemen when they are villains, although a villain cannot be a true gentleman in Dickens's writings. For Dickens, a ... More


Oaks, Serpents and Dandies: Pseudoaristocracy in Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent and John Pendleton Kennedy's Swallow Barn

Ellen Crowell

in The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares dandyism in Anglo-Irish and Anglo-Southern literature, focusing on Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent and John Pendleton Kennedy's Swallow Barn. It argues that in these two ... More


The Picture of Charles Bon: Oscar Wilde's Trip Through Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha

Ellen Crowell

in The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates that Oscar Wilde's trip through the ruined South reinforced the artist's nascent preoccupation with the relationship between beauty and decay. It offers a reading of Wilde's ... More


Introduction: Sham Grandeurs, Sham Chivalries: Architectures of Aristocracy in Ireland and the American South

Ellen Crowell

in The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about dandyism in Irish and American Southern literature; discusses the distinction between a dandyism rooted in the Regency period ... More


Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut

Elizabeth Amann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187259
eISBN:
9780226187396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187396.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This study explores a series of dandy figures that emerged in France, Spain and Britain during the period of the French Revolution: the muscadins, jeunes gens and incroyables in France, the ... More


{Introduction}

Elizabeth Amann

in Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187259
eISBN:
9780226187396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187396.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This section situates the project vis-à-vis existing studies of dandyism, gives an overview of the five chapters and introduces the three main ways that dandyism is conceptualized during the ... More


{Epilogue}

Elizabeth Amann

in Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187259
eISBN:
9780226187396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187396.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The first part of the epilogue identifies a series of traits shared by the five figures examined in the study. The second part explores how aspects of the revolutionary vision of dandyism reappear in ... More


‘Clothes are our weapons’: dandyism, fashion and subcultural style in Angela Carter’s fiction of the 1960s

Catherine Spooner

in The Arts of Angela Carter: A Cabinet of Curiosities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526136770
eISBN:
9781526146748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136787.00015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Carter’s fiction is replete with references to clothes. Critical attention to this aspect of Carter’s writing has characteristically inhered around her fiction of the later 1970s onwards, and its ... More


Regency Dandies

Dominic Janes

in Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226358642
eISBN:
9780226396552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396552.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The development of more or less clear signals of deviance was predicated on the establishment of increasingly strong images of normative manhood. The macaroni craze faded out rapidly during the 1770s ... More


Childhood, consumption and decadence: Victorian and Edwardian sophistication

in Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312328
eISBN:
9781846316111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312328.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines sophistication in the Victorian and Edwardian periods as represented in literary texts. It analyses child's relationship to innocence and sophistication and describes ... More


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