James Najarian is Assistant Professor of English at Boston College. His dissertation at Yale University considered the poetic influence of Keats and its relationship to male-male desire in the nineteenth century.
Entries by James Najarian
literature >> Mew, Charlotte
Charlotte Mew's poetry encodes the emotional pain of hiding her lesbian identity in a world of compulsory heterosexuality.
literature >> Rossetti, Christina
Her sexuality repressed by religion, Christina Rossetti wrote poetry that included highly-charged erotic female-to-female affection.
literature >> Swinburne, Algernon Charles
Algernon Charles Swinburne was interested in flagellation, sadomasochism, bisexuality, and lesbianism, not only for their erotics but also as gestures of social and cultural rebellion.