Dead Letters Sent by Kevin Ohi

Full Title: Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission
Author/Editor(s): Kevin Ohi (1972-)
ISBN: 1452944326, 9781452944326
Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press
Published Place: Minneapolis
Published/Copyright Year: 2015
Language: English
Number of pages: 1 online resource
Homosexuality And Literature
English Literature > History And Criticism
English Literature > 19th Century > History And Criticism
American Literature > 19th Century > History And Criticism
American Literature > 20th Century > History And Criticism
Transmission Of Texts
Influence (Literary, Artistic, Etc.)
Literature > History And Criticism > Theory, Etc
Queer Theory
LITERARY CRITICISM / Gay & Lesbian > Bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lesbian Studies > Bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies > Bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh > Bisacsh
American Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00807113
English Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00911989
Homosexuality And Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00959818
Influence (Literary, Artistic, Etc.) > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00972484
Literature > Theory, Etc > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01353577
Queer Theory > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01739572
Transmission Of Texts > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01154863

"Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms "thwarted transmission." Such scenes, however, do not so much concede the impossibility of survival as look into what constitutes literary knowledge and whether it can properly be said to be an object to be transmitted, preserved, or lost. Beginning with general questions of transmission
the conveying of knowledge in pedagogy, the transmission and material preservation of texts and forms of knowledge, and even the impalpable communication between text and reader
Dead Letters Sent examines two senses of "queer transmission." First, it studies the transmission of a minority sexual culture, of queer ways of life and the specialized knowledges they foster. Second, it examines the queer potential of literary and cultural transmission, the queerness that is sheltered within tradition itself. By exploring how these two senses are intertwined, it builds a persuasive argument for the relevance of queer criticism to literary study. Its detailed attention to works by Plato, Shakespeare, Swinburne, Pater, Wilde, James, and Faulkner seeks to formulate a practice of reading adequate to the queerness Ohi's book uncovers within the literary tradition. Ohi identifies a radical new future for both queer theory and close reading: the possibility that each might exceed itself in merging with the other, creating a queer theory of literary tradition immanent in an immersed practice of reading"

Provided by publisher.
1. Queer Transmission and The Symposium: Insult, Gay Suicide, and the Staggered Temporalities of Consciousness
2. Forgetting The Tempest
3. Tradition in Fragments: Swinburne's "Anactoria"
4. Queer Atavism and Pater's Aesthetic Sensibility: "Hippolytus Veiled" and "The Child in the House"
5. "That Strange Mimicry of Life by the Living": Queer Reading in Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Mr. W.H."
6. Erotic Bafflement and the Lesson of Oscar Wilde: De Profundis
7. Lessons of the Master: Henry James's Queer Pedagogy
8. The Beast's Storied End
9. "My Spirit's Posthumeity" and the Sleeper's Outflung Hand: Queer Transmission in Absalom, Absalom!
10. "Vanished but not gone, fixed and held in the annealing dust": Initiations and Endings in Go Down, Moses.

"Portions of chapter 2 were previously published as Forgetting The Tempest, in Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare, ed. Madhavi Menon (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2011), 351-60. Portions of chapter 4 were previously published as The Queer Atavisms of Hippolytus, Pater Newsletter 58 (Spring 2008): 13-22; reprinted courtesy of Pater Newsletter.
Chapter 6 was previously published as Erotic Bafflement and the Lesson of Oscar Wilde, Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 35 (Summer 2002): 309-30.
Chapter 8 was previously published as The Beast's Storied End, Henry James Review 33, no. 1 (Winter 2012): 1-16; copyright 2012 The Johns Hopkins University Press. Portions of chapter 9 were previously published as My Spirit's Posthumeity' and the Sleeper's Outflung Hand: Queer Transmissions in Absalom, Absalom!, in Queer Times, Queer Belongings, ed. E. L. McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen (Buffalo: SUNY Press, 2011), 205-32; copyright 2011 SUNY Press"
Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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ISBNPlus ID: COLA.BD24.59896-11-6196895
Other ID: 912878341(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: PR408.H65
Dewey Decimal: 820.9/353
Released Date: 20151217

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APA Style:
Ohi, K. (2015). Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press.

MLA Style:
Ohi, Kevin. Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press, 2015. Print.

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Ohi, Kevin. Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press, 2015.