Erotic Negativity and Victorian Aestheticism, 1864-1896

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Friedman, Dustin Edward;
(2012)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: British and Irish literature | GLBT studies | Aesthetics | Aestheticism | Sexuality | Subjectivity | Victorian

What is the relationship between erotic desire and aesthetic contemplation? This question was central to three of British aestheticism's most notable theorist-practitioners: Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde, and Vernon Lee (Violet Paget). “ Erotic Negativity ” co... View more
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