Queer Blake

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Over the last decade, Romanticism and queer theory have been mutually illuminating and incredibly productive, but this canonical 'queering' has somehow veered away from William Blake. This collection looks anew at Blake's celebrated sexual visions, to see how they might appear once compulsory heterosex has been ditched as an interpretative norm.

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Overview

Over the last decade, Romanticism and queer theory have been mutually illuminating and incredibly productive, but this canonical 'queering' has somehow veered away from William Blake. This collection looks anew at Blake's celebrated sexual visions, to see how they might appear once compulsory heterosex has been ditched as an interpretative norm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230218369
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/22/2010
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

HELEN BRUDER is an independent scholar.

TRISTANNE CONNOLLY is Assistant Professor in the English Department at St. Jeromes University in the University of Waterloo, Canada.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Notes on Contributors

List of Abbreviations

Introdution: áWhat is now proved was once, only imagin ád' Tristanne Connolly Connolly, Tristanne 1

Pansexuality (regained) Helen Kidd Kidd, Helen 21

1 Blake and the Evolution of Same-Sex Subjectivity Christopher Z. Hobson Hobson, Christopher Z. 23

2 Blake and the Queering of Jouissance Richard C. Sha Sha, Richard C. 40

3 Drawing Lines: Bodies, Sexualities and Performance in The Four Zoas Peter Otto Otto, Peter 50

4 Anal Blake: Bringing up the Rear in Blakean Criticism Elizabeth C. Effinger Effinger, Elizabeth C. 63

5 The Body of the Blasphemer Martin Myrone Myrone, Martin 74

6 Trannies, Amputees and Disco Queens: Blake and Contemporary Queer Art Jason Whittaker Whittaker, Jason 87

7 áReal Acting': áFelpham Billy' and Grayson Perry Try It On Helen P. Bruder Bruder, Helen P. 97

8 áFear not/To unfold your dark visions of torment': Blake and Emin's Bad Sex Aesthetic' Tristanne Connolly Connolly, Tristanne 116

9 áWoes &...sighs': Fantasies of Slavery in Visions of the Daughters of Albion Bethan Stevens Stevens, Bethan 140

10 áThe lineaments of...desire': Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion and Romantic Literary Treatments of Rape Caroline Jackson-Houlston Jackson-Houlston, Caroline 153

11 áYet I am an Identity/I wish & feel & weep & groan': Blake's Sentimentalism as (Peri) Performative Steve Clark Clark, Steve 163

12 áBy a False wife Brought to the Gates of Death': Blake, Politics and Transgendered Performances David Fallon Fallon, David 186

13 áNo Boys Work': Blake, Hayley and the Triumphs of (Intellectual) Paiderastia Mark Crosby Crosby, Mark 199

14 áHayley on his Toilette': Blake, Hayley and Homophobia Susan Matthews Matthews, Susan 209

15 áMy little Cane Sofa and the Bust of Sappho': Elizabeth Iremonger and the Female World of Book-Collecting Keri Davies Davies, Keri 221

Works Cited 236

Index 256

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