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The body politic of the beautiful: Gender, sexuality, and race in later-eighteenth-century aesthetics
This dissertation explores the cultural politics that underwrite British writings on beauty from the last half of the eighteenth century. At the historical moment when the human body is claimed to be the paragon of loveliness ...
The hazard of sympathy, race, and gender in antebellum American women's writing
Sympathy is the crucial idea in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century sentimental fiction to absorb the reader's attention and construct a sense of identification between the reader and the character, so that the ...
You Must Not Know Bout Me*: Reviewed Resistance of Sarah Bartmann, Josephine Baker, and Beyoncé Knowles
This thesis explores three forms of resistance demonstrated through the lives of Josephine Baker, Sarah Bartmann, and Beyoncé Knowles. These forms of resistance are "talking back" (originally from bell hooks); oppositional ...