Novel Bodies: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature - Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850 (Hardback)
  • Novel Bodies: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature - Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850 (Hardback)
zoom

Novel Bodies: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature - Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850 (Hardback)

(author)
£94.50
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/05/2019
  • Temporarily unavailable

Currently unavailable to order

Email me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order

Novel Bodies examines the significant role that disability plays in shaping the British literary history of sexuality. Jason S. Farr shows that various eighteenth-century novelists represent disability and sexuality in flexible ways to reconfigure the political and social landscapes of eighteenth-century Britain. In imagining the lived experience of disability as analogous to-and as informed by-queer genders and sexualities, the authors featured in Novel Bodies expose emerging ideas of able-bodiedness and heterosexuality as interconnected systems that sustain dominant models of courtship, reproduction, and degeneracy. Further, they use intersections of disability and queerness to stage an array of contemporaneous debates covering topics as wide-ranging as education, feminism, domesticity, medicine, and plantation life. In his close attention to the fiction of William Bond, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Tobias Smollett, Sarah Scott, Maria Edgeworth, and Frances Burney, Farr demonstrates that disabled and queer characters inhabit strict social orders in unconventional ways, opening up new avenues of expression for generations of readers. In doing so, Farr concludes, these works make clear that variable bodies and desires are key for understanding the literary imagination of eighteenth-century Britain.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9781684481088
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

You may also be interested in...

Flatland
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Nicholas Nickleby
Added to basket
Little Women
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Walden
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Prelude
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
A Tale of Two Cities
Added to basket
Dream Story
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Idiot
Added to basket
Emily Dickinson
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
John Clare
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
The Woodlanders
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Moby Dick
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Persuasion
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Count of Monte Cristo
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.