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Aestheticism and sexual parody, 1840-1940, Dennis Denisoff

Label
Aestheticism and sexual parody, 1840-1940
Title
Aestheticism and sexual parody, 1840-1940
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Denisoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study discusses the work of authors in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and argues that members of mainstream society grew to accept and even enjoy the non-normative sexuality of the Aesthetic Movement chiefly through works of parody and self-parody. Highlighting Victorian popular culture, Aestheticism and Sexual Parody adds a new and important dimension to the theorizations of parody as a combative strategy by which sexually marginalized groups undermine the status quo. From W.S. Gilbert's drama and Vernon Lee's and Christopher Isherwood's prose to George Du Maurier's cartoons and Max Beerbohm's caricatures, Dennis Denisoff explores the parodies' interactions with the personae and texts of canonical authors such as Alfred Tennyson, Walter Pater, Algernon Swinburne, and Oscar Wilde. In doing so, he considers the impact that these interactions had on modern ideas of gender, sexuality, taste, and politics."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Denisoff, Dennis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
31
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • English literature
  • Parodies
  • Sex in literature
  • Parody
Label
Aestheticism and sexual parody, 1840-1940, Dennis Denisoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-187) and index
Contents
1. Alfred Tennyson and the critical sexualization of aestheticism -- 2. The leering creatures of W. H. Mallock and Vernon Lee -- 3. Gigolo economics: W. S. Gilbert and the market value of parodic promiscuity -- 4. "Men of my own sex": genius, sexuality, and George Du Maurier's artists -- 5. Epistemological misfiring in the works of Ada Leverson and Robert Hichens -- 6. Max Beerbohm, Christopher Isherwood, and camp homage
Control code
ocm45463646
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 191 p.
Isbn
9780521800396
Lccn
00065160
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Aestheticism and sexual parody, 1840-1940, Dennis Denisoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-187) and index
Contents
1. Alfred Tennyson and the critical sexualization of aestheticism -- 2. The leering creatures of W. H. Mallock and Vernon Lee -- 3. Gigolo economics: W. S. Gilbert and the market value of parodic promiscuity -- 4. "Men of my own sex": genius, sexuality, and George Du Maurier's artists -- 5. Epistemological misfiring in the works of Ada Leverson and Robert Hichens -- 6. Max Beerbohm, Christopher Isherwood, and camp homage
Control code
ocm45463646
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 191 p.
Isbn
9780521800396
Lccn
00065160
Other physical details
ill.

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