By Holly Furneaux
male nurses. It explores Dickens's cognizance to a longing, to not reproduce, yet to nurture, his curiosity in therapeutic contact, and his articulation, over the process his occupation, of homoerotic desire.
Holly Furneaux areas Dickens's writing in a wide literary and social context, along authors together with Bulwer-Lytton, Tennyson, Braddon, Collins, and Whitman, to make a case for Dickens's vital place in queer literary heritage. studying novels, poetry, life-writing, journalism, and felony and political debates, Queer Dickens argues that this eminent Victorian can direct us to the ways that his tradition may, and did, very easily accommodate homoeroticism and households of
choice. additional, it contends that Dickens's portrayals of nurturing masculinity and his drawback with contact and impact among males problem what we have now been used to considering Victorian beliefs of maleness.
Queer Dickens intervenes in present debates concerning the Victorians (neither so punitive nor so prudish as we as soon as imagined) and in regards to the methodologies of the histories of the kin and of sexuality. It makes the case for a extra positive, nurturing, and life-affirming trajectory in queer theory.
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Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities by Holly Furneaux