Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
The term “queer pastoral” was coined by Vin Nardizzi to refer to the use of the pastoral setting to normalize homosexuality. While the queer pastoral has primarily remained within Renaissance studies, I seek to expand the reach of this concept by applying it to Victorian literature. This thesis argues that Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” and Alfred Tennyson’s In Memoriam both use the pastoral as a space to explore queer desire.
Rajnauth, Amanda, "Sexual Exploration of the Pastoral: Analyzing Queer Desire in “Goblin Market” and In Memoriam" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.