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Accession Number: 09-002


Professor Richard Dellamora fonds. Additions. -- 1979-2008. -- 50 cm 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.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of further research materials relating to Dellamora's work on Oscar Wilde and others. Also includes conference papers and articles. Also included are Professor Dellamora's correspondence regarding Theory, Culture and Politics at Trent University and correspondence with reviewers, colleagues and other authors. Many files relate to the "Friendship" book.


Custodial History:
This fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Dellamora until donated to Trent University Archives.

Immediate Source:
Fonds was donated by Professor Richard Dellamora.


This fonds is an addition to 00-003 and 08-015

Finding Aid

Box 1:
2001 Lecture David Boyanin
Lecture Mark Jordan
Lecture Ellis
Lecture K. Bond Stockton
Lecture Rick Rambuss
Lecture Kenneth Reinhard
2006 Richard Fung
2008 Jasbir Puar
T.C,P Visit of Prof. N. Hoad
Lecture Michael Levy
Lecture Elizabeth Harvey
T.C.P Faculty Symposium
QP/PQ 2005-6 Tim Dean
Notes: Jodie Medd

Personal Correspondence:
to James Neufeld
to Mother
Isreal Science Fund
2003 Summer correspondence (misc.)
Personal correspondence 2002-2008

Box 2:
Vernacular Modernism of Radclyffe Hall paper
Decadence Conf.
Decadence as Origin paper
Social Purity
Final Foucault/final Wilde paper
Wilde and Ideal Husband
Friendship, Marriage Essay
Commentary: Platonists
Michael Fields Conference
Vernon Lee Conference
UWO Conf. 2007
When Invisibility is Visible paper
Library Services Com. Bata Library
Navsa 2003
Navsa 2004
Roberts Review
Lecture: Not subversion but contestation
Ethical contingencies in Wuthering Heights
Radclyffe Hall in Women in World History
Archiving Modernism
Constructing Victorian Female Adolescence paper
Lesser Holocausts of Anthony Trollope and William Gladstone