Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Literature (S U N Y Series, the Body in Culture, History, and Religion)

Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Literature S U N Y Series the Body in Culture History and Religion This book examines the figure of the virgin a symbol central to many aspects of society and sexuality in nineteenth century England and its effects on the Victorian literary imagination Studying the

  • Title: Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Literature (S U N Y Series, the Body in Culture, History, and Religion)
  • Author: Lloyd Davis
  • ISBN: 9780791412831
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book examines the figure of the virgin, a symbol central to many aspects of society and sexuality in nineteenth century England, and its effects on the Victorian literary imagination Studying the virgin as a social, sexual, and literary phenomenon, the volume contributes to current critical accounts of the relations among the body and language, gender, and discourse.This book examines the figure of the virgin, a symbol central to many aspects of society and sexuality in nineteenth century England, and its effects on the Victorian literary imagination Studying the virgin as a social, sexual, and literary phenomenon, the volume contributes to current critical accounts of the relations among the body and language, gender, and discourse These essays explore the ways in which virginity is not a natural ideal but a complex cultural and literary sign The authors rethink the virginal as a textual counter example to the idealization of natural sexuality.

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