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The Resource H.D. and the Victorian fin de siècle : gender, modernism, decadence, Cassandra Laity

H.D. and the Victorian fin de siècle : gender, modernism, decadence, Cassandra Laity

Label
H.D. and the Victorian fin de siècle : gender, modernism, decadence
Title
H.D. and the Victorian fin de siècle
Title remainder
gender, modernism, decadence
Statement of responsibility
Cassandra Laity
Title variation
HD and the Victorian fin de siècle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"H.D. and the Victorian Fin de Siecle argues foremost that H.D. eluded the male modernist flight from Romantic "effeminacy" and "personality" by embracing the very cults of personality in the Decadent Romanticism of Oscar Wilde, A. C. Swinburne, Walter Pater, and D. G. Rossetti that her male contemporaries most deplored: the cult of the demonic femme fatale and of the "effeminate" Aesthete androgyne. H.D., Laity maintains, used these sexually aggressive masks to shape a female modernism that freely engaged female and male androgyny, homoeroticism, narcissism, and maternal eroticism." "Focusing on the early Sea Garden, the plays and poetry of the 1920s, and her later epic, Trilogy, H.D. and the Victorian Fin de Siecle demonstrates H.D.'s shift from the homoerotic, "white," vanishing tropology of the male androgyne fashioned by Pater and Wilde to the "abject" monstrously sexual body of the Pre-Raphaelite and Decadent femme fatale."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laity, Cassandra
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women and literature
  • English literature
  • Decadence (Literary movement)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • American poetry
  • Sex (Psychology) in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • H. D.
  • H. D.
Label
H.D. and the Victorian fin de siècle : gender, modernism, decadence, Cassandra Laity
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Dramatis Personae: The Aesthete Androgyne and the Femme Fatale
  • 1.
  • Rhetoric of Anti-Romanticism: Gendered Genealogies of Male Modernism.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • H.D.'s Early Decadent Masks and Images: HER; Sea Garden.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Writing the Decadent Boy Androgyne: Whiteness, Diaphaneite, Poikilia, and Male Statuary.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • Across Gender, across Sexuality: H.D.'s Male Masking and the Sexual Narrative: Hippolytus Temporizes; "Heliodora".
  • p. 84
  • 5.
  • Toward a Revised Myth of Origins: From the Diaphanous Androgyne to the Abject Femme Fatale.
  • p. 115
  • 6.
  • From Agon to "Heros Fatale": Pre-Raphaelite Transformations of Male Modernism/Modernity.
  • p. 150
  • 7.
  • Feminine Abjection and Trilogy.
  • p. 170
  • Postscript.
  • p. 185
  • Notes.
  • p. 187
  • Index.
  • p. 211
Control code
10775261
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 215 p.
Isbn
9780521554145
Lccn
96003827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
H.D. and the Victorian fin de siècle : gender, modernism, decadence, Cassandra Laity
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Dramatis Personae: The Aesthete Androgyne and the Femme Fatale
  • 1.
  • Rhetoric of Anti-Romanticism: Gendered Genealogies of Male Modernism.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • H.D.'s Early Decadent Masks and Images: HER; Sea Garden.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Writing the Decadent Boy Androgyne: Whiteness, Diaphaneite, Poikilia, and Male Statuary.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • Across Gender, across Sexuality: H.D.'s Male Masking and the Sexual Narrative: Hippolytus Temporizes; "Heliodora".
  • p. 84
  • 5.
  • Toward a Revised Myth of Origins: From the Diaphanous Androgyne to the Abject Femme Fatale.
  • p. 115
  • 6.
  • From Agon to "Heros Fatale": Pre-Raphaelite Transformations of Male Modernism/Modernity.
  • p. 150
  • 7.
  • Feminine Abjection and Trilogy.
  • p. 170
  • Postscript.
  • p. 185
  • Notes.
  • p. 187
  • Index.
  • p. 211
Control code
10775261
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 215 p.
Isbn
9780521554145
Lccn
96003827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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