Janes, D (2014) Eminent Victorians, Bloomsbury queerness and John Maynard Keynes. Literature and History, 23 (1). pp. 19-32.

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Abstract

The life and work of John Maynard Keynes should be situated in relation to his membership of the Bloomsbury Group. The members of this circle of friends experimented in their lives and works with a variety of transgressions of contemporary expectations of performances of gender and sexuality. Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians (1918) had a significant influence on the way in which Keynes depicted the allied leaders at the Paris Peace Conference in his book The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). The culture of Bloomsbury queerness played a significant role in the way in which Keynes described and caricatured his political opponents. The huge popularity of Keynes' work suggests that further questions need to be asked concerning the gendered performances of allied leadership in the aftermath of World War One and the popular perceptions of those performances.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexuality, John Maynard Keynes, Bloomsbury Group, Lytton Strachey, Paris Peace Conference
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 09:43
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 09:18
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/969

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