Houses, Secrets, and the Closet

Locating Masculinities from the Gothic Novel to Henry James

»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 secrecy in modern society. The study thus contributes to a better understanding of the cultural history of masculinities and sexualities.

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11 April 2016, 234 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3468-6

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Author(s)
Gero Bauer
Book title
Houses, Secrets, and the Closet Locating Masculinities from the Gothic Novel to Henry James
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
234
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-3468-6
DOI
10.14361/9783839434680
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JFSJ
BISAC-Code
LIT004120 LIT004020 SOC032000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBSF
Release date
11 April 2016
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Queer Studies, History
Keywords/Tags
Literature, Gender, Queer, Masculinity, Homosexuality, Gothic Novel, Sensation Novel, Henry James, Literary Studies, British Studies, American Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies

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