‘A Deformed Person is a Lord’: Deformity and the Male Aristocratic Body in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction. / Bullen, Sophie.

2019. Paper presented at The Body
and the Page
in Victorian Culture
, Victoria, Canada.

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‘A Deformed Person is a Lord’: Deformity and the Male Aristocratic Body in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction. / Bullen, Sophie.

2019. Paper presented at The Body
and the Page
in Victorian Culture
, Victoria, Canada.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Harvard

Bullen, S 2019, '‘A Deformed Person is a Lord’: Deformity and the Male Aristocratic Body in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction', Paper presented at The Body
and the Page
in Victorian Culture
, Victoria, Canada, 26/07/18 - 28/07/18.

APA

Bullen, S. (2019). ‘A Deformed Person is a Lord’: Deformity and the Male Aristocratic Body in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction. Paper presented at The Body
and the Page
in Victorian Culture
, Victoria, Canada.

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Bullen S. ‘A Deformed Person is a Lord’: Deformity and the Male Aristocratic Body in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction. 2019. Paper presented at The Body
and the Page
in Victorian Culture
, Victoria, Canada.

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title = "{\textquoteleft}A Deformed Person is a Lord{\textquoteright}: Deformity and the Male Aristocratic Body in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction",
abstract = "This paper will explore how and why the deformed male aristocrat became a recognizable figure in the era, making its way into several hugely popular (and today neglected) nineteenth-century novels. From the morbid Earl of St Germains (in Anne Marsh{\textquoteright}s bestselling 1834 novella “The Deformed”) to the “smallest, saddest specimen of infantile deformity”, the Earl of Cairnforth (in Dinah Craik{\textquoteright}s 1866 A Noble Life); from the clubfooted Sir Patrick Lundie (in Collins{\textquoteright} 1870 Man and Wife) to the heroic hunchback Lord Lashmar (of Braddon{\textquoteright}s 1886 One Thing Needful), and the crippled, oversexed aesthete Sir Richard Calmady (in Lucas Malet{\textquoteright}s 1901 eponymous novel), literary depictions of noble deformity, I argue, both enhance our understanding of Victorian notions of degeneration, heredity, masculinity and creativity, and challenge modern-day views about the role of deformed bodies in nineteenth-century literature and culture. ",
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