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    'Leaving the Herd': How Queer was Cowper


    Brunstrom, Conrad (2006) 'Leaving the Herd': How Queer was Cowper. British Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies, 29. pp. 157-167. ISSN 0141-867X

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    Abstract

    It is the paradoxical intention of this paper to grapple firmly and yet obliquely with the issue of William Cowper's sexuality. searching not for an identity but rather for endless possibilities of identity. By refusing to settle for the notion that Cowper was either 'straight' or 'conventionally' queer/ gay/molly/sodomitical, a far more radical challenge to heteronormativity presents itself when considering the life and legacy of thi.s extraordinary and perplexing writer.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: William Cowper;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > English
    Item ID: 4652
    Depositing User: Dr. Conrad Brunstrom
    Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 10:45
    Journal or Publication Title: British Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies
    Publisher: Voltaire Foundation
    Refereed: Yes
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