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The Resource Chances are : contingency, queer theory and American literature, Valerie Rohy, (electronic resource)

Chances are : contingency, queer theory and American literature, Valerie Rohy, (electronic resource)

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Chances are : contingency, queer theory and American literature
Title
Chances are
Title remainder
contingency, queer theory and American literature
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Rohy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This innovative work makes use of psychoanalytic, queer, and narrative theories to read nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and demonstrate how the concept of contingency--whether chance, accident, luck, or mutation--enriches our understanding of how queer sexualities are articulated. Perhaps love always carries an element of contingency (our attraction to a particular person can be arbitrary and inexplicable), and a sense of necessity (we find that we cannot imagine life without them). But contingency and chance mean something different for queer subjects. In a heteronormative culture, heterosexuality claims to be necessary (it must be), whereas homosexuality not only could be otherwise, but perhaps it should be otherwise, and probably it should not be at all. This book outlines why and how issues of chance and contingency should matter to queer theory and queer literary studies. Combining psychoanalytic, queer, and narrative theories, Chances Are considers nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literary texts that formally or thematically involve contingencies of their own, including narrative coincidences and accidents, the role of luck in notions of race and class, and efforts to imagine queer hermeneutic methods that make space for contingency. Literary texts include Edgar Allan Poe's "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" (1842), Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick novels (1868-69), Frank Norris's The Pit (1903) and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth (1905), Frances E.W. Harper's Iola Leroy (1892) and Nella Larsen's Passing (1929), H.D.'s Tribute to Freud (1956), and Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother (2012). This dynamic and original text would be suitable for students and researchers in literary studies, critical theory and women's and gender studies.--
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Rohy, Valerie
Dewey number
810.9
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • Queer theory
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Gender identity in literature
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Chances are : contingency, queer theory and American literature, Valerie Rohy, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
9781315266107
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781351969154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1123193638
Label
Chances are : contingency, queer theory and American literature, Valerie Rohy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315266107
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315266107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351969154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1123193638

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