Queer Victorian Families

Queer Victorian Families

Author: Duc Dau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138792454

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 232

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This book examines the Victorian ideas of family through a queer lens. Broadening the term "queer" outside of sexuality, chapters engage with Victorian literature utilising frameworks including, animal studies, childhood studies, masculinities, disability studies, religion and literature, and studies of race and whiteness. They range in focus from explorations of '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'. Also covered are issues such as disability and the centrality of avuncular and sibling relationships, as well as female adolescent desires in Elizabeth Anna Hart’s popular children’s book 'The Runaway'.0This book recovers and uncovers queer Victorian relations in its manifold permutations, both literal and metaphoric. It is at the cutting edge of gender studies, queer studies, and family studies in Victorian and neo-Victorian literature and offers a wide-ranging and theoretically adventurous array of essays which grapple with the cultural and literary history of the Victorian family.
Queer Victorian Families
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Duc Dau, Shale Preston
Categories: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-01 - Publisher: Routledge

This book examines the Victorian ideas of family through a queer lens. Broadening the term "queer" outside of sexuality, chapters engage with Victorian literature utilising frameworks including, animal studies, childhood studies, masculinities, disability studies, religion and literature, and studies of race and whiteness. They range in focus from explorations of
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
The Family Novel in Russia and England, 1800-1880
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Anna A. Berman
Categories: Domestic fiction, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book offers a new understanding of the relationship between family structures and narrative structure in the nineteenth-century novel. Comparing Russia and England, it argues that the two nations had fundamentally different conceptions of the family and that these, in turn, shaped the way they constructed plots. The English placed
The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 540
Authors: Dennis Denisoff, Talia Schaffer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-15 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature offers 45 chapters by leading international scholars working with the most dynamic and influential political, cultural, and theoretical issues addressing Victorian literature today. Scholars and students will find this collection both useful and inspiring. Rigorously engaged with current scholarship that is both historically sensitive