Queer Gothic (Hardcover)

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Queer Gothic (Hardcover)

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George Haggerty examines the ways in which gothic fiction centers on loss as the foreclosure of homoerotic possibility and the relationship between transgressive sexual behaviors and a range of religious behaviors understood as 'Catholic'.
George Haggerty is a professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Gothic Fiction/Gothic Form, Unnatural Affections: Women and Fiction in the Later Eighteenth Century, and Men in Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century.
Product Details ISBN: 9780252031083
ISBN-10: 0252031083
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: July 24th, 2006
Pages: 231
Language: English

"An important book. . . . Haggerty leads the way in redirecting our gaze towards where there is an absence of love between men rather than the suspicion of sex between them, where we find that Gothic writing is queer."--Gothic Studies


"Compellingly makes the case for gothic fiction's function as an indispensable resource for representations of queer sexuality and identity formation."--Journal of the History of Sexuality