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The "peaceful bosom" and the "bloody crowns": Nationalistic Metaphors of Mother England and the Body Politic in Shakespeare's "Richard II"
This thesis will examine the utilization of nationalistic metaphors in Shakespeare’s Richard II, focusing upon the tropes of geo-corporeality, the motherland, and the body politic. Beginning with a close reading of Gaunt’s ...
Under the Influence: Ethics and Domesticity in Prohibition-Era Literature
Under the Influence: Ethics and Domesticity in Prohibition-Era Literature explores the ways in which the representations of drinking and drunkenness in Prohibition-era fiction are part of a larger project of modernism that ...
"Paradise Lost": The danger of the feminine
" Paradise Lost : The Danger of the Feminine" analyzes and examines the roles of Sin, Eve and Adam in a gendered reading of the epic. Milton's Sin emphasizes the danger of the feminine and the virgin/whore dichotomy wherein ...
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 ...