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Queer DickensErotics, Families, Masculinities$
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Holly Furneaux

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566099

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.001.0001

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Homotropics: Queer Travels and New Homelands

Homotropics: Queer Travels and New Homelands

(p.141) 4 Homotropics: Queer Travels and New Homelands
Queer Dickens

Holly Furneaux (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter offers a detailed look at the limitations to the domestic accommodation of queer desires, investigating the homoerotic possibilities of overseas locales. It explores those desires that cannot be fully expressed and experienced at home, attending to the erotically connotative locations at which specific characters cluster. In examining the significance of these sites, it works towards a historically and geographically nuanced understanding of the premise advanced by Karl Miller that for many individuals in the 19th century ‘national ambivalence and sexual ambivalence were one and the same: the change of country [ . . . ] was caused or conditioned by a search for the exotic partner, for a love that was domestically unspeakable’. The chapter, then, gives space to Dickens's representation of asocial and ambulatory forms of eroticism.

Keywords:   sexual ambivalence, queer desires, homoerotic, eroticism, national ambivalence, overseas locales

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