Stories of violence, danger, and men out of control
Inquiry 37:3 (2013), pp. 202–3.
C. Upchurch, Before Wilde: SexBetweenMen in Britain's Age of Reform (Berkeley, 2013), p. 133.
C. Casey, ‘Common Misperceptions: The Press and Victorian Views of Crime’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41:3 (2011), pp. 368
as persistently as the Monster pursues Victor.
The fact that ‘unspeakable’ is one of the most
famous code words for sexbetweenmen and, as Sedgwick notes, one of the
most distinctive Gothic tropes again suggests a relationship
between the conventions of Gothic textuality and historically determined
discourses about homosexuality. 18 Of course the code ‘unspeakable’
does not actually reflect a