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'"You cannot impersonate what you are": Questions of Authenticity in the Neo-Victorian Novel' / Sarah, Gamble

LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Volume: 20, Issue: 1/2, Pages: 126 - 140

Swansea University Author: Sarah, Gamble

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Analyses three contemporary neo-Victorian novels - Angela Carter's 'Nights at the Circus', Sarah Waters' 'Tipping the Velvet' and Wesley Stace's 'Misfortune' - which use the trope of cross-dressing in order to uncover q...

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Published in: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
ISSN: 1043-6928
Published: Philadelphia, PA Routledge 2009
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa11434
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Abstract: Analyses three contemporary neo-Victorian novels - Angela Carter's 'Nights at the Circus', Sarah Waters' 'Tipping the Velvet' and Wesley Stace's 'Misfortune' - which use the trope of cross-dressing in order to uncover queer nineteenth century narratives that run counter to public discourses regarding gender and propriety. In the processs, it also enables the authors of these texts to pass metafictional comment on the neo-Victorian project as itself an exercise in masquerade.
Keywords: Queen Victoria, emmanlinancy, queer, transgender, neo-Victorian.
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Issue: 1/2
Start Page: 126
End Page: 140