With the advent of queer theory in the early 1990s, critics have increasingly sought to “queer” texts; that is, seeking out demonstrations of identity that do not fit conventional norms of sex, gender, and sexuality. Given the historic persecution of homosexuals and other “deviants” in the twentieth century, W. H. Auden is an interesting case when viewed through this lens because his expansive career brims with homoerotic (and equally homosexual) undertones.
Department of English
Dr. Matt Bell, Thesis Advisor
Prof. James A. Norman, Committee Member
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Bisson, Aaron. (2020). W. H. Auden’s Proto-Queer Theology of 1939-1941. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 314. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/314
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