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Introduction: Swift's Queerness

Kavanagh, Declan, Klein, Ula Lukszo (2020) Introduction: Swift's Queerness. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 44 (3). pp. 275-281. ISSN 1754-0194. E-ISSN 1754-0208. (doi:10.1111/1754-0208.12701) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:81017)

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Abstract

In raising the topic of Jonathan Swift and queerness, we might just as plausibly ask: what is not queer about Swift? From the strangely erotic spectacle of libidinous Yahoos in Gulliver's Travels (1726) to his gruesome suggestion to cannibalise Irish children in A Modest Proposal (1729), Swift's satire singularly bristles with queer potential. The six articles in this supplement variously offer queer theoretical and pedagogical engagements with Swift's work, while also, importantly, foregrounding how Swift's writing was queer and queering in its own time. This introduction presents a brief case study in queering Swift before surveying the articles that feature in this 'Queer Swift' supplement.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/1754-0208.12701
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Declan Kavanagh
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 14:28 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 15:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81017 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kavanagh, Declan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1938-7327
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