Hurlbert's Charms

Christopher Looby


Christopher Looby is Professor of English at UCLA, the author of Voicing America (Chicago 1996), and the editor of The Complete Civil War Journal and Selected Letters of Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Chicago 1999) and Robert Montgomery Bird’s Sheppard Lee, Written by Himself (NYRB 2008), as well as the editor of the series Q19: The Queer American Nineteenth Century (Penn 2017- ). One of his ongoing projects is a book called The Sentiment of Sex: Literary Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century America.


William Henry Hurlbert, according to Looby in "Hurlbert's Charms," was described by his ardent admirer Thomas Wentworth Higginson as “a young man so handsome in his dark beauty that he seemed like a picturesque Oriental;... [ view full abstract ]


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P11 » Masculinity and Representation in the Civil War (10:15 - Thursday, 22nd March, Fiesta I-II)

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