CFP: Henry James' Queer Characters (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

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CFP: Henry James' Queer characters (dis)junctions: (grad) (2/01/06;

(dis)junctions; Lost in Translation (April 7-8, 2006)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at "(dis)junctions:
Lost in Translation," the University of California Riverside's 13th Annual
Humanities Graduate Conference. It will take place April 7-8, 2006. For
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In Henry James' "The Tragic Muse," the character Gabriel Nash is labeled
"queer." Many have pointed to his questionable sexuality while ignoring the
other meaning that Victorian readers would apply: non-normative. Is queer
sexuality also paired with queer ideas and actions? What other characters
within his novels exhibit this dual identification of the term "queer"? Is
this the only way in Victorian literature to signify alternative

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