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The Resource Oscar Wilde prefigured : queer fashioning and British caricature, 1750-1900, Dominic Janes

Oscar Wilde prefigured : queer fashioning and British caricature, 1750-1900, Dominic Janes

Label
Oscar Wilde prefigured : queer fashioning and British caricature, 1750-1900
Title
Oscar Wilde prefigured
Title remainder
queer fashioning and British caricature, 1750-1900
Statement of responsibility
Dominic Janes
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I do not say you are it, but you look it, and you pose at it, which is just as bad," Lord Queensbury challenged Oscar Wilde in the courtroom which erupted in laughter accusing Wilde of posing as a sodomite. What was so terrible about posing as a sodomite, and why was Queensbury's horror greeted with such amusement? In Oscar Wilde Prefigured, Dominic Janes suggests that what divided the two sides in this case was not so much the question of whether Wilde was or was not a sodomite, but whether or not it mattered that people could appear to be sodomites. For many, intimations of sodomy were simply a part of the amusing spectacle of sophisticated life.Oscar Wilde Prefigured is a study of the prehistory of this "queer moment" in 1895. Janes explores the complex ways in which men who desired sex with men in Britain had expressed such interests through clothing, style, and deportment since the mid-eighteenth century. He supplements the well-established narrative of the inscription of sodomitical acts into a homosexual label and identity at the end of the nineteenth century by teasing out the means by which same-sex desires could be signaled through visual display in Georgian and Victorian Britain
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Janes, Dominic,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caricature
  • Gay men
  • Dandies
  • Gay men in art
  • Homosexuality and art
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
Label
Oscar Wilde prefigured : queer fashioning and British caricature, 1750-1900, Dominic Janes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "An unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde Sort"
  • Aesthetes
  • New men
  • The later nineteenth century: conclusions
  • Introduction
  • "Dammee Sammy you'r a sweet pretty Creature"
  • Macaronis
  • Men of feeling -- The later eighteenth century: conclusions
  • "Corps de beaux"
  • Regency dandies
  • Byronists
  • The earlier nineteenth century: conclusions
Control code
940342255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780226358642
Lccn
2016007547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)940342255
Label
Oscar Wilde prefigured : queer fashioning and British caricature, 1750-1900, Dominic Janes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "An unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde Sort"
  • Aesthetes
  • New men
  • The later nineteenth century: conclusions
  • Introduction
  • "Dammee Sammy you'r a sweet pretty Creature"
  • Macaronis
  • Men of feeling -- The later eighteenth century: conclusions
  • "Corps de beaux"
  • Regency dandies
  • Byronists
  • The earlier nineteenth century: conclusions
Control code
940342255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780226358642
Lccn
2016007547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)940342255

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