Abstract

Dickinson's poetics of erotic desire can best be understood as queer—a transgression of normative cultural systems that regulate gender, sexuality, and desire. This paper explores an aspect of Dickinson's masochistic fantasy, linguistically created with metaphor, that by way of figurative excess constructs a play of excitement and desire that bypasses traditional gender and sex arrangements and redefines the sexed body.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1096-858X
Print ISSN
1059-6879
Pages
pp. 24-33
Launched on MUSE
2006-03-29
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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