Charles Kains Jackson

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Charles Kains Jackson (Charles Philip Castle Kains Jackson, 1857-1933) was an English lawyer and poet, closely associated with the Uranian school of poetry.

From 1888 to 1894 he edited the periodical The Artist and Journal of Home Culture, which became something of an official periodical for the movement. In it, he praised such artists as Henry Scott Tuke (to whom he dedicated a homo-erotic sonnet entitled "Sonnet on a picture by Tuke") and Henry Oliver Walker. He also befriended such similar-minded contemporaries as Frederick William Rolfe, Lord Alfred Douglas and John Addington Symonds.[1]. He discretely solicited and surreptitiously printed works that had little to do with the magazine's ostensible concern. The last issue he was to edit included his "The New Chivalry" essay about the social potential of boy-love [2]. The New Chivalry was an argument for the moral and societal benefits of pederasty and erotic male friendship [3]. According to Kains Jackson, the New Chivalry would promote "the youthful masculine ideal" over the Old Chivalry's emphasis on the feminine. Jackson's volumes of poetry include Finibus Cantat Amor (1922) and Lysis (1924).

The homosexual and pederastic aspects of The Artist and Journal of Home Culture declined after the replacement of Kains Jackson as an editor in 1894.

Kains Jackson was a member of the Order of Chaeronea, a gay secret society founded in 1897 by George Ives.[4] Other members included Samuel Elsworth Cottam, Montague Summers, and John Gambril Nicholson.

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Based on a Wikipedia article.

  1. Aldrich, Robert and Garry Wotherspoon (eds): Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day, page 236. Routledge, 2001
  2. (retrieved 11 July 2023)
  3. Allen J Frantzen: Bloody Good: chivalry, sacrifice, and the Great War, page 145. University of Chicago Press, 2003
  4. The Knitting Circle: "George Ives".