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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 ...
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 ...