Oscar Wilde, Wilfred Owen, and Male Desire

Begotten, Not Made

  • James Campbell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. James Campbell
    Pages 1-22
  3. James Campbell
    Pages 192-195
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 196-241

About this book


This book reads Oscar Wilde as a queer theorist and Wilfred Owen as his symbolic son. It centers on the concept of 'male procreation', or the generation of new ideas through an erotic but non-physical connection between two men, and it sees Owen as both a product and a continuation of this Wildean tradition.


John Keats novel Oscar Wilde

Authors and affiliations

  • James Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Central FloridaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137550644
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56825-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55064-4
  • About this book