Romanticism, Gender, and Violence: Blake to George Sodini

Romanticism, Gender, and Violence: Blake to George Sodini

Responding to work by Eve Sedgwick and recent media attention to queer suicide, this project theorizes performative melancholia, a condition where, regardless of sexual orientation, overinvestment in gender norms causes subjects who are unable to embody those norms to experience socially expected (‘normal’) gender as something unattainable or lost. This perceived loss causes an ambivalence within the subject that can lead to self-inflicted violence (masochism,… (more)

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Publisher: Bucknell University Press (June 21, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9781611484663

Page count: 244 pages

Language: English


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