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Reading Sideways: The Queer Politics of Art in Modern American Fiction

Dana Seitler

Abstract

This book explores the pivotal role that various art forms played in American literary fiction in direct relation to the politics of gender and sexuality at the turn of the twentieth century. It tracks the transverse circulation of aesthetic ideas in fiction and argues that at stake in fin-de-siècle American writers’ aesthetic turn was not only the theorization of aesthetic experience, but also a fashioning forth of an understanding of aesthetic form in relation to political arguments and debates about available modes of sociability and cultural expression. To track these practices it performs ... More

Keywords: aesthetics and politics, gender and sexuality, queer aesthetics, American fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823282623
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823282623.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dana Seitler, author
University of Toronto