9780521039468

Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot

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    9780521039468

  • ISBN10:

    0521039460

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-20
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

This collection of essays brings together scholars from a wide range of critical approaches to study T. S. Eliot's engagement with desire, homoeroticism and early twentieth-century feminism in his poetry, prose and drama. Ranging from historical and formalist literary criticism to psychological and psychoanalytic theory and cultural studies, Gender, Desire and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot illuminates such topics as the influence of Eliot's mother - a poet and social reformer - on his art; the aesthetic function of physical desire; the dynamic of homosexuality in his poetry and prose; and his identification with passive or 'feminine' desire in his poetry and drama. The book also charts his reception by female critics from the early twentieth century to the present. This book should be essential reading for students of Eliot and Modernism, as well as queer theory and gender studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
Introduction: Eliot, gender and modernity Cassandra Laity
Homoeroticisms
The love song of T. S. Eliot: elegiac homoeroticism in the early poetry
T. S. Eliot, famous clairvoyante
'Cells in one body': nation and eros in the early work of
The masculinity behind the ghosts of modernism in Eliot's Four Quartets
Desire
Discarnate desire: T. S. Eliot and the poetics of dissociation Nancy K. Gish
Mimetic desire and the return to origins in The Waste Land Jewel Spears Brooker
Theorizing emotion in Eliot's poetry and poetics
Modern Women
Through schoolhouse windows: women, the academy
T. S. Eliot speaks the body: the privileging of female discourse in Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party Richard Badenhausen
T. S. Eliot, women and democracy Rachel Potter
Vipers, viragos and spiritual rebels: women in T. S. Eliot's Christian society plays
Index
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