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The Resource Dead letters sent : queer literary transmission, Kevin Ohi

Dead letters sent : queer literary transmission, Kevin Ohi

Label
Dead letters sent : queer literary transmission
Title
Dead letters sent
Title remainder
queer literary transmission
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Ohi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms "thwarted transmission." Such scenes, however, do not so much concede the impossibility of survival as look into what constitutes literary knowledge and whether it can properly be said to be an object to be transmitted, preserved, or lost. Beginning with general questions of transmission--the conveying of knowledge in pedagogy, the transmission and material preservation of texts and forms of knowledge, and even the impalpable communication between text and reader--Dead Letters Sent examines two senses of "queer transmission." First, it studies the transmission of a minority sexual culture, of queer ways of life and the specialized knowledges they foster. Second, it examines the queer potential of literary and cultural transmission, the queerness that is sheltered within tradition itself. By exploring how these two senses are intertwined, it builds a persuasive argument for the relevance of queer criticism to literary study. Its detailed attention to works by Plato, Shakespeare, Swinburne, Pater, Wilde, James, and Faulkner seeks to formulate a practice of reading adequate to the queerness Ohi's book uncovers within the literary tradition. Ohi identifies a radical new future for both queer theory and close reading: the possibility that each might exceed itself in merging with the other, creating a queer theory of literary tradition immanent in an immersed practice of reading"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ohi, Kevin
Dewey number
820.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR408.H65
LC item number
O38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Transmission of texts
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature
  • Queer theory
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Gay & Lesbian
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lesbian Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
Label
Dead letters sent : queer literary transmission, Kevin Ohi
Instantiates
Publication
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
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Part I -- 1. Queer Transmission and The Symposium: Insult, Gay Suicide, and the Staggered Temporalities of Consciousness -- 2. Forgetting The Tempest -- Part II -- 3. Tradition in Fragments: Swinburne's "Anactoria" -- 4. Queer Atavism and Pater's Aesthetic Sensibility: "Hippolytus Veiled" and "The Child in the House" -- Part III -- 5. "That Strange Mimicry of Life by the Living": Queer Reading in Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Mr. W.H." -- 6. Erotic Bafflement and the Lesson of Oscar Wilde: De Profundis -- Part IV -- 7. Lessons of the Master: Henry James's Queer Pedagogy -- 8. The Beast's Storied End -- Part V -- 9. "My Spirit's Posthumeity" and the Sleeper's Outflung Hand: Queer Transmission in Absalom, Absalom! -- 10. "Vanished but not gone, fixed and held in the annealing dust": Initiations and Endings in Go Down, Moses -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
894746354
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780816694785
Lccn
2015002779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894746354
Label
Dead letters sent : queer literary transmission, Kevin Ohi
Publication
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
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Part I -- 1. Queer Transmission and The Symposium: Insult, Gay Suicide, and the Staggered Temporalities of Consciousness -- 2. Forgetting The Tempest -- Part II -- 3. Tradition in Fragments: Swinburne's "Anactoria" -- 4. Queer Atavism and Pater's Aesthetic Sensibility: "Hippolytus Veiled" and "The Child in the House" -- Part III -- 5. "That Strange Mimicry of Life by the Living": Queer Reading in Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Mr. W.H." -- 6. Erotic Bafflement and the Lesson of Oscar Wilde: De Profundis -- Part IV -- 7. Lessons of the Master: Henry James's Queer Pedagogy -- 8. The Beast's Storied End -- Part V -- 9. "My Spirit's Posthumeity" and the Sleeper's Outflung Hand: Queer Transmission in Absalom, Absalom! -- 10. "Vanished but not gone, fixed and held in the annealing dust": Initiations and Endings in Go Down, Moses -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
894746354
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780816694785
Lccn
2015002779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894746354

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