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Setting the Record Queer Rethinking Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway" von Schulz, Dirk (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 20.02.2014
  • Verlag: transcript
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Setting the Record Queer

"To define is to limit", Lord Henry states, and Mrs. Dalloway "would not say of anyone [...] that they were this or that". Why then are the respective novels mostly read - and in recent adaptations rewritten - in denial of their genuinely ambiguous designs? Bringing the two literary classics together for the first time, their shared concerns regarding textual and sexual identities are revealed. Challenging an established critical record commonly related to Oscar Wilde's and Virginia Woolf's own mythologised biographies, this study underscores the value of constantly rethinking labels by liberating the texts from the limiting grip of categorical readings.

Dirk Schulz is a postdoctoral researcher at the English Department of the University of Cologne, where he teaches courses on anglophone literature and culture, and is editorial assistant of "Gender Forum. An Internet Journal for Gender Studies". His fields of interest include literary and cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, semiotics, the gothic, popular culture and critical theory.


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: watermark
    Seitenzahl: 274
    Erscheinungsdatum: 20.02.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783839417454
    Verlag: transcript
    Größe: 807 kBytes
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