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Description - Same-Sex Desire in Victorian Religious Culture by Frederick S. Roden, AOJN

Same-Sex Desire in Victorian Religious Culture examines the role of Christian history in nineteenth-century definitions of homosexual identity. Roden charts the emergence of the modern homosexual in relation to religious, not exclusively sociological discourses. Positing Catholicism as complementary to classical Greece, he challenges the separatism of sexuality and religion in critical practice. Moving from Newman and Rossetti, to Hopkins, Wilde, and Michael Field amongst others, Same-Sex Desire claims a new literary history, bringing together gay studies and theology in Victorian literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333986431
ISBN-10: 0333986431
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 291
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frederick S. Roden, AOJN

FREDERICK S. RODEN is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. He has published articles on Victorian literature and culture, religion and homosexuality, gender theory, and medievalism.

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