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One of them: homosexuality and anarchism in Wilde and Zola

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This article considers the figures of the anarchist and the homosexual in Oscar Wilde's play Vera, or the Nihilists (1880) and Émile Zola's novel Paris (1898) and argues that the two are ideologically associated and structurally analogous. In Zola's novel and French and English responses to the Wilde trials, the article identifies a peculiarly fin-de-siècle form of homophobia that denigrates an abstract notion of male homosexuality while denying the authenticity of homosexual tastes as they a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1215/00104124-1444419

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Duke University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Comparative Literature Journal website
Volume:
63
Issue:
4
Pages:
345-365
Publication date:
2011-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1945-8517
ISSN:
0010-4124
Pubs id:
pubs:612683
UUID:
uuid:8d926572-2f37-4768-9df1-37c26282b511
Local pid:
pubs:612683
Source identifiers:
612683
Deposit date:
2016-04-01

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