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Effeminate Years: Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain

Kavanagh, Declan (2019) Effeminate Years: Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain. Transits . Bucknell University Press, Lewisburg, PA., 268 pp. ISBN 1-61148-826-5. E-ISBN 978-1-61148-826-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:81013)

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Abstract

Kavanagh (Univ. of Kent, UK) presents an investigation into the twilight world of gender/sex-fluid men--referred to as, among other monikers, sodomites, catamites, and mollies--during Britain's Georgian period. Kavanagh's critical examination of the works of Charles Churchill, Edmund Burke, John Wilkes, and others illuminates the role effeminacy played in shaping discourse of the day. Kavanagh's embedded thesis is that fluid identity and outré sexual practices of this period challenged the era's sensibilities and set the precedent for current efforts to broaden gender and sexual categorizations. In this regard, Kavanagh's book complements extant research on the subject. Kavanagh's obvious authority on the subject matter qualifies him for inclusion among the field's most credible scholars.... [T]he book's value to English history, literary studies, and gender and sexuality studies stands unquestioned. Summing Up: Essential. Researchers and faculty.--CHOICE

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing
Depositing User: Declan Kavanagh
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 13:33 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2020 13:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81013 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kavanagh, Declan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1938-7327
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