Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot

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9780511485091: Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot

Bringing together scholars from a wide range of critical approaches, this collection studies T.S. Eliot's engagement with desire, homoeroticism and feminism in his poetry, prose and drama. In particular, it illuminates the influence of Eliot's poet mother; the dynamic of homosexuality in his work; his poetic identification with passive desire; and his reception by female academics from the early twentieth century to the present. The book will be essential reading for students of Eliot and Modernism, as well as of queer theory and gender studies.

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This collection brings together scholars from a wide range of critical approaches to study T. S. Eliot's engagement with desire, homoeroticism and feminism in his poetry, prose and drama. In particular, this book illuminates the influence of Eliot's mother, herself a poet; the dynamic of homosexuality in his work; his identification with passive desire in his poetry; and his reception by female academics from the early twentieth century to the present. This book should be essential reading for students of Eliot and Modernism, as well as queer theory and gender studies.

About the Author:

Cassandra Laity is Associate Professor of English at Drew University and author of H.D. and the Victorian Fin de Siècle (0521 554144).

Nancy K. Gish is Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Southern Maine.

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