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Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Oscar Wilde, Wilfred Owen, and Male Desire

Begotten, Not Made

Authors: Campbell, James

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This book reads Oscar Wilde as a queer theorist and Wilfred Owen as his symbolic son. It centers on the concept of 'male procreation', or the generation of new ideas through an erotic but non-physical connection between two men, and it sees Owen as both a product and a continuation of this Wildean tradition.

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James Campbell is Associate Professor of English at the University of Central Florida, USA.

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“James Campbell pursues with considerable success an ambitious speculative argument concerning how Oscar Wilde conceived of his own sexuality (by contrast with the currently prevalent object-oriented thinking about homosexuality) and how his self-conception influenced Wilfred Owen. His highly suggestive, well-written book deserves the attention of scholars writing on Wilde, on queer theory, on the poetry of World War I, and on military masculinity. … His multiperspectival study raises significant questions that other scholars will respond to and pursue.” (John Paul Riquelme, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, Vol. 61 (3), 2018)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oscar Wilde, Wilfred Owen, and Male Desire
Book Subtitle
Begotten, Not Made
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
James Campbell
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55064-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137550644
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55063-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 241
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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