Day 1, April 14 - Presentations

Title

Reading James as queer and Marcher as straight: a new interpretation of Henry James's "The beast in the jungle."

Start Date

14-4-2020 1:00 PM

End Date

14-4-2020 3:00 PM

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This paper overturns a standard reading of James's story, "The Beast in the Jungle," arguing that James recognized his homosexuality but wrote a story about a straight couple anyway, sanitizing a homoerotic romance of his own for publication.

Date

April 2020

Document Type

presentations

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatement.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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Reading James as queer and Marcher as straight: a new interpretation of Henry James's "The beast in the jungle."

This paper overturns a standard reading of James's story, "The Beast in the Jungle," arguing that James recognized his homosexuality but wrote a story about a straight couple anyway, sanitizing a homoerotic romance of his own for publication.