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Accession Number: 12-005


Professor Richard Dellamora fonds. Additions. -- 1999-2011. -- 12 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. In 2011, he published Radclyffe Hall: A Life in the Writing.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of materials related to the writing career of Professor Richard Dellamora. Documents include manuscripts, published articles and offprints, conference papers, book reviews, and contracts and correspondence with publishers.


Custodial History: Fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Richard Dellamora before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from Professor Richard Dellamora in 2011.


Accruals:This fonds, along with 08-015 and 09-002, is an addition to 00-003.

Finding Aid

Box 1

1. Offprints and photocopies of articles written by Richard Dellamora; also "forthcoming review essays", 2011
2. "Stupid Trollope", 2001: includes copy of published article, manuscript, correspondence, notes, research articles (not to be photocopied)
3. Conference papers: list and manuscripts, 2005-2011
4. Selected reviews of books written by Richard Dellamora
5. Correspondence with publishers, contracts, readers' remarks, 1999-2004
6. University of North Carolina Press: correspondence re royalties, 2006-2008
7. University of Pennsylvania Press: royalty statements, 2005-2007
8. Canada Council for the Arts re Killam Research Fellows application, 2005-2006
9. SSHRC Report, [2010]
10. Correspondence re future directions for Trent University, 2009-2011