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Queer Impressions Elaine Pigeon

Queer Impressions By Elaine Pigeon

Queer Impressions by Elaine Pigeon

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Queer Impressions: Henry James' Art of Fiction by Elaine Pigeon

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

About Elaine Pigeon

Elaine Pigeon obtained her PhD in English Studies in 2003 at the Universite de Montreal where she currently teaches. Last year she lectured on Modernism at Concordia University, Montreal. She has had several chapters published in various books, including tow on James: Narring the Father, Lexington Books, 2000, and DepictingDesire, 2004.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements iv Introduction: Engendering Mastery 1 Chapter 1 Emerson's Blind Spot: Romantic Effects in The Portrait of a Lady 24 It's just like a novel! 32 Haunting Father Figures 38 Henry James Sr. & Minny Temple 45 Italy & Hawthorne 57 James's Gothic Effects 64 Cousin Ralph's Queer Tutelage 69 Chapter 2 James's Art of Fiction: A Queer Blend of Aestheticism, Naturalism & Impressionism 80 The Black Beltraffio 88 Traces of James Sr. 95 Art for Art's Sake 100 The French Connection 104 The French Impressionist Movement 111 James & the Second Impressionist Exhibition 117 Edmond Duranty's La Nouvelle Peinture 120 A Queer Impression 130 Chapter 3 The Legacy of the Unspeakable Father in The Wings of the Dove 151 The Unspeakable Lionel Croy 157 What has he done, if no one can name it? 169 John Addington Symonds's Queer Stance 174 The Author of Beltraffio Revisited 187 A Queer Blend of Nature & Nurture 193 Confessing the Self 203 Speaking Out of the Double Bind 209 Conclusion 223 Works Cited 226

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Queer Impressions: Henry James' Art of Fiction by Elaine Pigeon
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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