top of page
Walter Crane The Workers Maypole.png

A.1. Re-reading the Radical in John Addington Symonds’s Memoirs: Poetry, Intertextuality, and Queer Self-Construction

Charles Gough

Keywords: John Addington Symonds; Queer; Poetry; Life Writing; History of Sexuality; Intertextuality

Biography: Charles Gough is an AHRC-funded doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Birmingham, and an MSt in English (1830-1914) from the University of Oxford. His thesis examines the treatment of the soul in queer late-Victorian poetry, considering how poets used the soul as a means of imagining alternative models of sexual subjectivity and same-sex love. More broadly, his research interests include queer studies, poetry and poetic form, and life writing.

bottom of page