Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory

Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory

by Valerie Rohy


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ISBN-13: 9780199340200
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/05/2014
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Valerie Rohy is Professor of English at the University of Vermont. She is the author of Impossible Women: Lesbian Figures and American Literature and Anachronism and Its Others: Sexuality, Race, Temporality.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Cause and Effect
2. On Homosexual Reproduction
3. Strange Influence: The Picture of Dorian Gray
4. Return from the Future: James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography
5. Desire and the Scene of Reading: The Well of Loneliness
6. The Future in Ruins: Borrowed Time
7. Contingency for Beginners: The Night Watch
8. Conclusion: Multiply and Divide

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