Kevin Ohi, 2004–2005 | National Humanities Center

Kevin Ohi (NHC Fellow, 2004–05)

Project Title

On the Queerness of Style: Henry James and the Erotics of Form

Boston College

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2004–05

Kevin Ohi began drafting two of five chapters, and revised two others, for his book On the Queerness of Style: Henry James and the Erotics of Form. He also began drafts of several commissioned chapters for forthcoming edited collections including "Annunciation and Voyeurism in Almodovar's Talk to Her" in Politics and Perversion in Contemporary Film, edited by Frances Restuccia et al.; " 'The diminutive . . . all monumental and the monumental all diminutive': Knowledge and Desire in 'The Tree of Knowledge' " in Henry James and the New Formalisms, edited by Sheila Teahan and Eric Savoy; and "Queer Maud-Evelyn." He revised the manuscript for his book Innocence and Rapture: The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and several journal articles including "Of Red Queens and Garden Clubs: The Manchurian Candidate, Cold War Paranoia, and the Historicity of the Homosexual" for Camera Obscura (58, vol. 20, no. 1, 2005), " 'The Author of "Beltraffio" ': The Exquisite Boy and Henry James's Equivocal Aestheticism" for ELH (vol. 72, no. 3, forthcoming 2005), "Autobiography and David Copperfield's Temporalities of Loss" for Victorian Literature and Culture (vol. 33, no. 2, forthcoming 2005), and " 'The novel is older, and so are the young': On the Queerness of Style" for The Henry James Review (forthcoming).