Sexuality and the Culture of Sensibility in the British Romantic Era

Title

Sexuality and the Culture of Sensibility in the British Romantic Era

Department

English

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

Drawing together theoretically informed literary history and the cultural history of sexuality, friendship, and affective relations, this is the first study to trace fully the influence of this notorious yet often undervalued cultural tradition on British Romanticism, a movement that both draws on and resists Sensibility's excessive embodiments of non-normative pleasure. Offering a broad consideration of literary genres while balancing the contributions of both canonical and non-canonical male and female writers, this bold new study insists on the need to revise the traditional boundaries of literary periods and establishes unexpected influences on both Romantic and early Victorian culture and their shared pleasures of attachment.

ISBN

9781403984357

Publication Date

2007

Keywords

English Literature, Romanticism, History, Great Britain

Disciplines

English Language and Literature | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Literature in English, British Isles

Citation for published book

Nagle, Christopher C. Sexuality and the Culture of Sensibility in the British Romantic Era. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.