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Lesbian disPossession : the apparitionalization and sensationalization of female homosexuality in A. S. Byatt's Possession: A Romance
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Samantha CarrollSamantha Carroll
The author unearths the retrograde politics of lesbian sexuality that inform A. S. Byatt’s Possession: A Romance. She investigates Possession’s use of blanching metaphors and spectral intertextualization (from James to Coleridge) by which Blanche Glover’s lesbianism is apparitionalized. Parallels are also drawn between Glover/Leonora Stern and the construction of “good”/“dangerous” homosexuals in UK parliamentary discourse attending the Section 28 amendment, which sought legally to curtail homosexual visibility in the late 1980s, when Possession was written.
Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)
Number of Pages22
PublisherHeldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation
External Author AffiliationsFaculty of Arts, Humanities and Education; TBA Research Institute;