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Title: Queer Martyr-Figures in Fiction in French 1876-1985
Author: Hartford, Jason J.
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis examines the appearance, development and use of queer martyrs as they appear in French literature, mainly fiction, during the indicated period. It charts these in relation to two distinct manners of representation used for this leitmotiv. The first, exemplified in Flaubert, approaches it as a vehicle for reconciling divergent, and potentially conflicting philosophies. With the second, observable first in the work of the Belgian Naturalist Georges Eekhoud, the queer martyr becomes a means of asserting a homosexual identity, with chiefly political and pornographic applications.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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