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“A Mirror of Men”: Sovereignty, Performance, and Textuality in Tudor England, 1501-1559
Sixteenth-century England witnessed both unprecedented generic experimentation in the recording of spectacle and a shift in strategies of sovereign representation and subject formation: it is the central objective of this ...
"The perennial dramas of the East": Representations of the Middle East in the Writing and Art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt
This dissertation studies depictions of the Middle East in the works of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. My discussion focuses on two prominent members of the Brotherhood—Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt—and ...
Dames of Distress: Female Violence and Revised Socio-Cultural Discourses in the Fiction of Margaret Atwood
This study examines the figure of the violent woman in Atwood’s fiction as a productive starting point for the re-evaluation of various socio-cultural debates. Emerging from Atwood’s conviction that art, in its various ...
Domestications and Disruptions: Lesbian Identities in Television Adaptations of Contemporary British Novels
The first decade of this century marked a moment of hypervisibility for lesbians and bisexual women on British television. During this time, however, lesbian hypervisibility was coded repeatedly as hyperfemininity. When ...
The Characterization of Monstrous Femininity in the Testament of Cresseid and the Awnytrs off Arthure
This dissertation uses psychoanalytic theory to examine the similar portrayals of monstrous femininity in two Middle English poems, Robert Henryson’s the Testament of Cresseid and the Awntyrs off Arthure. In the Testament, ...
“Partners in the same”: Monastic Devotional Culture in Late Medieval English Literature
This dissertation studies adaptations of monastic literary culture between the first decades of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the English Reformation. My discussion focuses on the writings of John Whethamstede, ...