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Accession Number: 00-003

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Professor Richard Dellamora fonds. -- 1969-2000. -- 2.3 m of textual records.

Biography / History

Professor Richard Dellamora was born in 1944 in the United States. He received his education at Yale, Cambridge, and Dartmouth College and has taught English and Cultural Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario since 1971. He is internationally recognized as an expert on Victorian-era literature and society with special emphasis on gay themes. In 1998 he won the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He is the author of several books and many articles.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Richard Dellamora before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of correspondence, research material, manuscripts and publications pertaining to the scholarly works of Professor Richard Dellamora. The materials relate largely to his publications, which include "Masculine Desire" (1990), "Apocalyptic Overtures" (1994), "Postmodern Apocalypse" (1995), "The Work of Opera" (1996), and "Victorian Sexual Dissidence" (1999), as well as several journal articles. Research notes encompass such nineteenth-century writers as Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde, John Ruskin and Algernon Swinburne.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Professor Richard Dellamora.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

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Series A: Research Subject Files

Box 1

Folder

1. Balzac-Lukacs

2. Balzac-Lukacs

3. Balzac-Lukacs

4. Balzac-Lukacs

5. Balzac-Lukacs

6. Balzac-Lukacs

7. Balzac-Lukacs

8. Balzac-Lukacs

9. Balzac-Lukacs

10. Barthes

11. Browning

12. Byron, Bentham & British homophobia

13. Censorship & pornography issues

14. Derrida

15. Findley

16. Forster

17. Forster

18. Hardy

19. Pater

20. Ruskin

21. Ruskin

22. Ruskin-Turner-Tintoretto

23. Sedgewick

24. Swinburne, Sappho

25. Whitman

26. Wilde

Series B: Grants

27. Correspondence & notes

28. SSHRC (Pater), 1987

29. Trent, 1989

30. Trent, 1990

31. SSHRC, 1991

32. Trent, 1991

33. Trent, 1992

34. Trent, 1993

35. Trent, 1994

36. SSHRC, 1994

Series C: Personal

37. Trent

38. Financial, house rentals

39. House rental

40. C.V. and family

loose in box. Agenda calendars: 1973, 1979, 1980 (2), 1981 (2)

Series D: Conferences, Institutes, Visiting Speaker

Box 2

Folder

1. 1986

2. 1988

3. 1990

4. 1991

5. 1993

6. 1994

7. 1995

8. 1996

9. 1996

10. 1997

11. 1998

12. 1999

Series E: Correspondence

13. 1969-1979

14. 1980

15. 1981

16. 1982

17. 1983

18. 1984

19. 1985

20. 1986

21. 1987

22. 1988

23. 1989

Box 3

Correspondence (cont'd)

Folder

1. 1990

2. 1991

3. 1992

4. 1993

5. 1994

6. 1995

Box 4

Correspondence (cont'd)

Folder

1. 1996

2. 1997

3. 1999-2000

Series F: Masculine Desire

Box 5

Folder

1. Notes & ideas

2. Research notes

3. Research notes

4. Research notes

5. Introduction (draft)

6. Pater

7. Comments on Pater

8. Comments on Tennyson

9. Correspondence: Yale University Press

10. Correspondence: Routledge

11. Correspondence: Tennessee University Press

12. Correspondence: University of Chicago Press

13. Correspondence: University of North Carolina

14. General correspondence

15. Book proposals: letters to editors

16. Project description

17. Readers' reports

18. Counterpoise: article by Dellamora

Series G: Apocalyptic Overtures

19. Research notes

20. Research notes

21. Book proposal

22. Correspondence: Indiana University Press

23. Permissions

24. Marketing

25. Final copy editing

26. Index

27. "Absent bodies..."

28. "Oracle..."

29. "Swimming Pool Library"

30. Readers' Reports

loose in box: Manuscripts

Series H: Postmodern Apocalypse

Box 6

Folder

1. Contents & preface

2. Introduction

3. Hewitt

4. Boyardin

5. Robson

6. Cooper

7. Carpenter

8. Heffernan

9. Pask

10. Howell

11. Dickinson

12. Wershler

13. Keep

14. Schwenger

15. Copy editing

16. ACCUTE Session

17. Research notes

18. Correspondence with publishers

19. Biographies of contributors

20. Illustrations

21. General correspondence

22. Book launch

Series I: The Work of Opera

23. Permissions

24. Introductions and acknowledgements

25. Index

26. Coelho

27. Gilman

28. Miller Frank

29. Solie

30. Smith

31. McClary

32. Kramer

33. Locke

34. Fischlin

35. Hutcheon

36. Dellamora: research

37. Dellamora

38. Ellis

39. Kopelson

40. Leonardi & Pope

41. Prospective writers

42. Prospectus

43. Readers' comments

44. Correspondence: Columbia University Press

Box 7

Work of Opera (cont'd)

Folder

1. Publishing contract

2. Correspondence: New York University Press

3. Correspondence: Stanford University Press

4. Copy editing

5. General correspondence

loose in box: Manuscript

Series J: Victorian Sexual Dissidence

Box 8

Folder

1. Publisher agreement: University of Chicago Press

2. Correspondence with publisher

3. Permissions

4. Dellamora speaking at Harvard

5. Contributors

6. Readers' reports

7. Williams

8. Emerson

9. Bernheimer

10. Mavor

11. Introduction

12. Psomiades

13. Prins

14. Vicinus

15. Morgan

16. Gagnier

17. Denisoff

Box 9

Victorian Sexual Dissidence (cont'd)

Folder

1. Buckton

2. Haralson

3. Lane

4. Sulcer

5. Saville

6. Hewitt

Series K: Research notes

Box 10

Folder

1. Research ideas and notes

2. Comments by Dellamora on articles & books by others

3. Comments by Dellamora on articles & books by others

4. Comments by Dellamora on articles & books by others

5. Comments by Dellamora on articles & books by others

6. Comments by Dellamora on articles & books by others

7. Comments by Dellamora on Christopher Lane and Tim Dean

8. Comments by Dellamora on Hewitt

9. Comments by Dellamora on Boone

10. Comments by Dellamora on Goddard

11. Comments by Dellamora on Martindale

12. Comments by Dellamora on Berger

Series L: Book Reviews

13. Book review by Dellamora: Craft

14. Book review by Dellamora: Zatlin

15. Book review by Dellamora: Buckton

16. Book review by Dellamora: Bann

17. Book review by Dellamora: Small

18. Book review by Dellamora: Ledger & McCracken

19. Book review by Dellamora: Koestenbaum

20. Book review by Dellamora: Vicinus

21. Book review by Dellamora: Thomas

22. Book review by Dellamora: Ellmann

Box 11

Book reviews (cont'd)

Folder

1. Book review by Dellamora: Rowe

2. Book review by Dellamora: Jeffrey-Poulter

3. Book review by Dellamora: Chamberlain

4. Book review by Dellamora: Stavchansky

5. Book review by Dellamora: Bristow

6. Book review by Dellamora: Perl

7. Book review by Dellamora: Gagnier, Porter & Weeks, Sedgwick, Summers

8. Book review by Dellamora: Brake, Dowling, Sinfield

Series M: Research: Dellamora articles

9. "Aids and the ends of man"

10. Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century World History

11. "Effeminacy, apocalypse…", "Resisting degeneration…" - Kushner

12. The John Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

13. Humanities Research Day presentation, Trent University, 1999

14. "In search of purity"

15. Methodologies program, Trent University, 1996

16. P.M.L.A. forum, 1996

17. "Queering modernism…" - Glassco, Callaghan

18. "Responsibilities, deconstruction…" (Canadian Review of Comparative Literature)

19. "Responsibilities, deconstruction…" (Canadian Review of Comparative Literature)

20. "Revising the Canon"

21. "Textual politics / sexual politics"

22. "Types of androgyny"

23. "Unsettling difference"

24. "Writing the church"

25. "A Victorian optic"

Series N: Miscellaneous newsletters, magazines, catalogues, programmes

26. Catalogues and programmes relating to artists and art shows

loose in box: Lesbian & Gay Studies Newsletter, 1980-1997, plus numerous miscellaneous newsletters & magazines

Box 12

Miscellaneous additions added in 2001: personal files and research notes

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