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The Resource Henry James and the suspense of masculinity, Leland S. Person

Henry James and the suspense of masculinity, Leland S. Person

Label
Henry James and the suspense of masculinity
Title
Henry James and the suspense of masculinity
Statement of responsibility
Leland S. Person
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Using insights from feminist studies, men's studies, and gay and queer studies, Leland Person examines Henry James's subversion of male identity and the challenges he poses to conventional constructs of heterosexual masculinity. Sexual and gender categories proliferated in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Person argues that James exploited the taxonomic confusion of the times to experiment with alternative sexual and gender identities. In contrast to scholars who have tried to give a single label to James's sexuality, Person argues that establishing James's gender and sexual identity is less important than examining the novelist's shaping of male characters and his richly metaphorical language as an experiment in gender and sexual theorizing. Just as an author's creations can be animated by his or her own sexuality, Person contends, James's sexuality may be most usefully understood as something primarily aesthetic and textual. As Person shows in chapters devoted to some of this author's best-known novels--Roderick Hudson, The American, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl--James conducts a series of experiments in gender/sexual construction and deconstruction. He delights in positioning his male characters so that their gender and sexual orientations are reversed, ambiguous, and even multiple. Ultimately, he keeps male identity in suspense by pluralizing male subjectivity
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Person, Leland S
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PS2127.P8
LC item number
P47 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Sex in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • James, Henry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Psychology
  • Sex in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • United States
Label
Henry James and the suspense of masculinity, Leland S. Person
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6 The Paradox Of Masochistic Manhood In The Golden Bowl
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Henry James And The Plural Terms Of Masculinity
  • 1. Configuring Male Desire And Identity In Roderick Hudson
  • 2 Nursing The Thunderbolt Of Manhood In The American
  • 3 Sheathing The Sword Of Gentle Manhood In The Portrait Of A Lady
  • 4 Reconstructing Masculinity In The Bostonians
  • 5 Deploying Homo-Aesthetic Desire In The Tales Of Writers And Artists
Control code
859162276
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203233
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35g0sr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859162276
Label
Henry James and the suspense of masculinity, Leland S. Person
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6 The Paradox Of Masochistic Manhood In The Golden Bowl
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Henry James And The Plural Terms Of Masculinity
  • 1. Configuring Male Desire And Identity In Roderick Hudson
  • 2 Nursing The Thunderbolt Of Manhood In The American
  • 3 Sheathing The Sword Of Gentle Manhood In The Portrait Of A Lady
  • 4 Reconstructing Masculinity In The Bostonians
  • 5 Deploying Homo-Aesthetic Desire In The Tales Of Writers And Artists
Control code
859162276
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203233
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35g0sr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859162276

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