Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Queer? I should say it is criminal!: Sarah Waters' Affinity (1999)

Llewellyn, Mark 2004. Queer? I should say it is criminal!: Sarah Waters' Affinity (1999). Journal of Gender Studies 13 (3) , pp. 203-214. 10.1080/0958923042000287821

Full text not available from this repository.


This article examines Sarah Waters' novel, Affinity, in the light of Victorian discourses concerning the nature of criminal women, spiritualism and lesbianism. Placing Waters' novel into the context of these discourses, the essay highlights the parallels between late Victorian and late-twentieth-century lesbianism, particularly in the ways in which Waters herself draws parallels between her central protagonist and diarist, Margaret Prior, and her own role as a contemporary lesbian author.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0958-9236
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 18:47

Citation Data

Cited 25 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item