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American Gothic: New Interventions in a National Narrative
Drawing widely on contemporary theory - particularly revisionist views of Freud such as those offered by Lacan and Kristeva - this volume ranges from the well-known Gothic horrors of Edgar Allan PoeExpand
In the cage and the queer effects of gay history
L'A. montre comment James reussit dans ce roman a deplacer le paradigme du scandale provoque par l'homosexualite vers un effet d'etrangete relatif a une relation heterosexuelle. Il etudie egalementExpand
Why, Oh Why?
In 1956, to mark the centenary of Freud’s birth, Ernest Jones delivered a lecture to the New York Psychoanalytical Society entitled “The Nature of Genius.” Surprisingly, Jones pays little attentionExpand
Between as if and is: On Shirley Jackson
It is interesting and instructive to compare the literary afterlives of major women writers of the American twentieth century, and no comparative case history is more revealing than the veryExpand
Embarrassments: Figure in the Carpet
Subjunctive Biography
The history of critical and biographical writing about "James and sexuality" in the last twenty years suggests that there is no congruent relation between "gay James" and "queer James." Indeed, theExpand
"Filial Duty": Reading the Patriarchal Body in 'The Custom House.'
Shall these bones live? In narrating Hawthorne's transition form the "office" of civil servant to that of romance writer, "The Custom House" is a protracted and rhetorically complex meditation on theExpand
Entre Chien Et Loup: Henry James, Queer Theory, and the Biographical Imperative
Henry James formally became a gay writer in 1991 when he was “outed,” if you will, by Edmund White, the editor of The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction. The publisher’s timing was exactly right: FaberExpand