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Author Bauer, Gero.

Title Houses, secrets, and the closet : locating masculinities from the Gothic novel to Henry James / Gero Bauer.

Publication Info. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2016].


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Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
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Series Lettre (Transcript (Firm))
Lettre (Transcript (Firm))
Note Revised thesis (doctoral) - Universität, Tübingen, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Summary »Houses, Secrets, and the Closet« investigates the literary production of masculinities and their relation to secrets and sexualities in 18th and 19th century fiction. It focusses on close readings of Gothic fiction, Sensation Novels, and tales by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, and Henry James. The study approaches these texts through the lens of domestic space, gender, knowledge, and power. This approach serves to investigate the cultural roots of the 'closet' - the male homosexual secret - which reveals a more general notion of male sec.
Contents Introduction. Prelude: Bluebeard -- Context: history, houses, and masculinities -- Methods: secrecy, sexuality, and liminal spaces -- Bluebeard's 'closet': gothic novels -- Phallic power: Horace Walpole's The castle of Otranto -- The power of absolute spatial access: Ann Radcliffe's The mysteries of Udolpho -- A 'male heroine': William Godwin's Caleb Williams -- The contested secret room: sensation novels. Powerless landlords: Wilkie Collins' The woman in white -- Performing subversion: Wilkie Collins' No name -- A female Bluebeard: Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's secret -- Globalising the 'closet': Henry James. Masculine disempowerment in a woman's mansion: Henry James' "The Aspern papers" -- Female power in the cage of knowledge: Henry James' "In the cage" -- Autoerotic paranoia in the 'closet': Henry James' "The jolly corner."
Subject LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
Masculinity in literature.
Masculinity in literature. (OCoLC)fst01011040
Literary studies: general.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bauer, Gero. Houses, secrets, and the closet. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2016] 9783837634686 (OCoLC)947282030
ISBN 9783839434680 (electronic bk.)
3839434688 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9783837634686
GBVCP 89661039X

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