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By Jane Ford,Kim Edwards Keates,Patricia Pulham

ISBN-10: 1138826340

ISBN-13: 9781138826342

This quantity marks the 1st sustained learn to interrogate how and why problems with sexuality, wish, and fiscal techniques intersect within the literature and tradition of the Victorian fin de siècle. on the finish of the nineteenth-century, the circulate in the direction of new types of monetary concept marked the transition from a market concentrated round the fulfilment of ‘needs’ to at least one ministering to whatever that would, in all probability, be wanted. This assortment considers how the literature of the interval meditates at the interplay among economic system and wish, doing so with specific connection with the subjects of fetishism, homoeroticism, the literary market, social hierarchy, and shopper tradition. Drawing on theoretical and conceptual methods together with queer thought, feminist thought, and present thought, individuals supply unique analyses of labor through canonical and lesser-known writers, together with Oscar Wilde, A.E. Housman, Baron Corvo, Vernon Lee, Michael box, and Lucas Malet. the gathering builds on fresh serious advancements in fin-de-siècle literature (including significant interventions within the parts of Decadence, sexuality, and gender stories) and asks, for example, how did overdue nineteenth-century writing schematise the libidinal and somatic dimensions of monetary trade? How may we outline the connection among eroticism and the formal economies of literary production/performance? And what relation exists among advertising/consumer tradition and (dissident) sexuality in fin-de-siecle literary discourses? This publication marks an incredible contribution to 19th-Century and Victorian literary experiences, and complements the sphere of fin-de-siècle studies extra generally.

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