The Susceptible Queer of the Nineteenth Century

Kyla Schuller

Rutgers University

Kyla Schuller is Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where she investigates the intersections between race, gender, sexuality, and the sciences. Her book  The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century is forthcoming from Duke University Press in the fall of 2017. Her articles have appeared in Resilience, Arizona Quarterly, Configurations, Discourse,  American Quarterly, and Journal of Modern Literature.


Before the homosexual was a species, the queer was an effect of civilization. Susceptibility—to history, to environment, to influence, to familial taint—functioned as a key concept in the precipitation of... [ view full abstract ]


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