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The Closet as Heterotopia: Angela Weld Grimké's “The Closing Door”

The Closet as Heterotopia: Angela Weld Grimké's “The Closing Door” T h e C l o s e t a s H e t e r o t o p i a : A n g e l i n a w e l d G r i m k é ’ s “ T h e C l o s i n g D o o r ” L o r n a W h e e l e r irst published in The Birth Control Review in 1919, A ng elina W eld Grimké's lynch­ ing love story "T he Closing D o o r"1 is a stud y in inverted space. M isu n d e rsto o d in her ow n m o m e n t and devalued by later critics as sentim en ta l, G rim ké offers a c o m ­ plex short s to ry th a t u n iq u e ly lends itself to a queer reading. The story opens and closes w ith apparent contra dictions, and indeed tu rn s on th e ju x ta p o s itio n o f op po sites in space, tim e , and culture. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

The Closet as Heterotopia: Angela Weld Grimké's “The Closing Door”

English Language Notes , Volume 45 (2) – Sep 1, 2007

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Copyright © 2007 Regents of the University of Colorado
ISSN
0013-8282
eISSN
2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-45.2.95
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Abstract

T h e C l o s e t a s H e t e r o t o p i a : A n g e l i n a w e l d G r i m k é ’ s “ T h e C l o s i n g D o o r ” L o r n a W h e e l e r irst published in The Birth Control Review in 1919, A ng elina W eld Grimké's lynch­ ing love story "T he Closing D o o r"1 is a stud y in inverted space. M isu n d e rsto o d in her ow n m o m e n t and devalued by later critics as sentim en ta l, G rim ké offers a c o m ­ plex short s to ry th a t u n iq u e ly lends itself to a queer reading. The story opens and closes w ith apparent contra dictions, and indeed tu rn s on th e ju x ta p o s itio n o f op po sites in space, tim e , and culture.

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2007

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