Chrysaline Aesthetics: The Queer Time of Cecil Dreeme

Chip Badley

University of California, Santa Barbara

Chip Badley is a PhD candidate at the UC Santa Barbara, where he is a lead research assistant for the Literature and the Mind initiative and managing editor of Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (Duke University Press). His dissertation concerns queerness, affect, and aesthetics in nineteenth-century American culture, and his essay “Cognitive Dickens” is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens. 


Chrysalis College, the lodging house of Theodore Winthrop’s Cecil Dreeme, is one of the few unambiguously queer heterotopias of nineteenth-century American literature. Home to a coterie of miscreants, its architectural... [ view full abstract ]


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