The Queer Subject of "The Jolly Corner"

  title={The Queer Subject of "The Jolly Corner"},
  author={{\'E}ric Savoy},
  journal={The Henry James Review},
  pages={1 - 21}
23 Citations
Three Women and His Art (Part Two): Cynthia Ozick’s ‘Dictation’ (2008) and Michiel Heyns’s The Typewriter’s Tale (2005)
Focusing on Michiel Heyns’s The Typewriter’s Tale and Cynthia Ozick’s ‘Dictation’, Layne explores how these reimaginings of James’s amanuensis, Theodora Bosanquet, respond to his question ‘is there aExpand
"Constructed to Revolve": Interest in Henry James
Abstract:This article argues the centrality of interest in James's narrative world. The significance of this notion, only sporadically and incompletely explored by critics, is here reconsideredExpand
Modernism’s Anti-Advice
The Phantom Disaster: Spectacular Prosthetics in “The Jolly Corner”
Abstract:“The Jolly Corner” provides a striking literary example of an image I call the “phantom disaster,” a technological catastrophe imagined but somehow—sometimes miraculously—averted. ThisExpand
Henry James and Stupidity
Speaking in James: Cynthia Ozick’s “Dictation” and “The Jolly Corner”
Cynthia Ozick’s “Dictation” imagines an alternate history in which Theodora Bosanquet undermines Henry James’s authority over “The Jolly Corner.” Some critics suggest James’s tale is a psychologicalExpand
Proverbial Modernism: Difficult Literature and the Self-Help Hermeneutic
One point upon which modernism's early advocates and detractors could agree was that it had little useful wisdom to offer. James Joyce even trumpeted his "usylessly unreadable Blue Book of Eccles" inExpand
The Cornered Object of Psychoanalysis: Las Meninas, Jacques Lacan and Henry James
Long recognised as a painting ‘about’ painting, Velázquez’s Las Meninas comes to Lacan’s aid as he explicates the object a in Seminar XIII, The Object of Psychoanalysis (1965–1966). The famousExpand
The Perversities of Marriage in Henry James's "Maud-Evelyn"
This essay is a close analysis of an under-read story published in 1900. James describes the history of a young man's relationship with a wealthy older couple, through participation in the fantasy byExpand


Bodies of Writing, Bodies in Performance
What do narratives by British suffragettes of being forcibly fed have in common with the representation of indigenous women in Canadian police archives? How are literary representations of domesticExpand
Henry James: The Young Master
Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History
"If Freud turns to literature to describe traumatic experience, it is because literature, like psychoanalysis, is interested in the complex relation between knowing and not knowing, and it is at thisExpand
Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of sex
Preface Acknowledgements Part 1: 1. Bodies that Matter 2. The Lesbian Phallus and the Morphological Imaginary 3. Phantasmatic Identification and the Assumption of Sex 4. Gender is Burning: QuestionsExpand
Eroticism and containment : notes from the flood plain
Sexual confessions on television talk shows. Gender and medical discourse in colonial India. River Phoenix in My Own Private Idaho. White women in a German colony. Henry James' thwarted love. What doExpand
Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia
In Black Sun, Julia Kristeva addresses the subject of melancholia, examining this phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy, the history of religion and culture, as well asExpand
Talk on the Wilde Side: Toward a Genealogy of a Discourse on Male Sexualities
Prologue: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Trials Or Why I Digress Part One: Against the Norm 1. Embodying the Englishman 2. Taking Sex in Hand 3. Social Dis-Ease Part Two: Pressing Issues 4.Expand
Meaning in Henry James
Preface 1. Henry James and Narrative Meaning 2. "Daisy Miller" and Washington Square 3. Isabel Archer and the Affronting of Plot 4. The Determinate Plot: The Bostonians 5. The Determinate Plot: TheExpand
Epistemology of the Closet
In this condensed version of her book, Sedgwick reflects about the "closet" as a regime of regulation of gay and lesbian lives that is also important to heterosexuals since it guarantees theirExpand