John Kucich (NHC Fellow, 2002–03)

Project Title

Melancholy Magic: Masochism and Late-Victorian Political Identities

University of Michigan

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2002–03

John Kucich wrote two chapters for his book, under the working title Melancholy Magic: Masochism and Late Victorian Political Identities, one of which, called "Kipling's Middle-Class Imperialism: Sadomasochism and the Magical Group," will also be published as an essay in the journal Victorian Studies, and an essay on psychoanalysis and historicism, entitled "The Myth of Psychoanalytic Presentism: Two Historical Narratives of Masochism in the Works of Olive Schreiner."