Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

I Sing of Myself, a Loaded Gun: Sexual Identity and Nineteenth-Century American Authors
by Koester, Christy, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, 78; 1559744
Abstract (Summary)

This article will discuss the ways in which modern identity politics have encouraged us to label the sexuality of American authors of the past and the effects of those labels. Specifically discussing Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, I will discuss the history of nineteenth-century American sexuality, the assumptions placed upon Dickinson and Whitman with regard to their sexual identities, the political and social implications, and modern media consumption and presentation of those identities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: DeSpain, Jessica
Commitee: Anderson, Jill, Johnson, Heather
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: English Language and Literature
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 53/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history, GLBT Studies, American literature, Gender studies
Keywords: Dickinson, emily, Labels, Nineteenth-century, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Walt whitman
Publication Number: 1559744
ISBN: 978-1-321-00731-2
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