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Accession Number: 08-015


Professor Richard Dellamora fonds. Additions. -- 1986-2006. -- 1.2 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. Dellamora is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Trent University, where he also teaches in the graduate program in Culture, Theory, and Politics. He specializes in Victorian studies; history and theory of gender and sexuality; nineteenth- and twentieth-century cultural studies; critical theory; queer theory; Aestheticism and the Decadence; nineteenth-century comparative arts; and opera. He is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships including fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Guggenheim Foundation. His publications include Masculine Desire: The Sexual Politics of Victorian Aestheticism (1990); Apocalyptic Overtures: Sexual Politics and the Sense of an Ending (1994); and three edited collections: Postmodern Apocalypse: Theory and Cultural Practice at the End (1995); The Work of Opera: Genre, Nationhood, and Sexual Difference (1997, co-editor with Daniel Fischlin); and Victorian Sexual Dissidence (1999). In 2004 he published Friendship's Bonds, a study of the attempt by Victorian writers (Eliot, Disraeli, Gladstone, Dickens, James and Trollope) to use the novel as a space in which to explore citizenship and political culture.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the possession of Professor Dellamora until donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of book drafts, research notes, correspondence with other scholars, reviewers and publishers, grants documentation, day books and diaries. Professor Dellamora's witings in this fonds include the book "Friendship's Bonds: Democracy and the Novel in Victorian England" published in 2004, and an essay on Luce Irigaray published in 2000.


Title based on creator of the fonds.
Fonds was donated by Professor Dellamora in 2007.
Restrictions: N
This fonds is an addition to 00-003

File List

Box 1: All materials pertain to "Friendship's Bonds" (book, pub. 2004)
1. Final Draft, 2003
2. Dedication
3. Illustrations permissions
4. Correspondence with presses
5. Readers and referees of ms.
6. Penn Press copy, 2003
7. University of Chicago copy, 2002
8-13. Notes, drafts, final copy of chapter on George Eliot
14-19. " " " Anthony Trollope
20-21. " " " Henry James
22-30. " " " Benjamin Disraeli
31-33. " " " Charles Dickens
34. " " " Karl Marx
35. Foreword and Preface materials
36. Grants
37. Bible research notes
38. General Research notes for "Friendship's Bonds."

Box 2:
1. Killam Fellowship: proposal, referees 2001
2. Killam: 2002
3. Killam: 2005
4. Killam: 2006
5-22. Conference Papers, 1995-2001
23. Correspondence, professional: 1996-2002
24. Correspondence, personal: 1998-2005
25. Research, notes, drafts: Isabella Valancy Crawford, 1997-2001
26. Research, notes, drafts: Emmanual Levinas
27. Research, notes, drafts: Luce Irigaray (article pub. 2000)
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30. Book proposals, ideas, reviews

Loose in box: plastic container of computer disks

Box 3:
1-3. "Masculine Desire" related material (book pub. 1990)
4-5 "Apocalyptic Overtures" related material and correspondence with Rutgers Press pertaining to illustrations (book pub. 1994)
6. "Wildean Economics" final copy and correspondence, (article pub. 2001)

Box 4:
1. 1-55 Grants: SSHRC, Trent University, Guggenheim: applications, referees, correspondence, project proposals, reports) 1994-2003
Loose in box:
Day Books 1992-2004