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dc.contributor.advisor Skura, Meredith A.
dc.creatorWei, Yu-Wen
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-08T00:39:57Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-08T00:39:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/70490
dc.description.abstract Despite recent scholarly interest in Anglo-Islamic relations and the Turk figure on the early modern stage, the intricate power dynamics of interracial romance has been largely neglected. My project seeks to address this lacuna in the scholarship by examining the ways in which romantic relationships between interracial couples invert gender, racial, and religious stereotypes in plays by William Shakespeare, Phillip Massinger, Lodowick Carlell, and Robert Greene. Many studies have found a xenophobic, racialized gender ideology in such plays, but as I will demonstrate, the representation of Muslims as licentious, cruel, and barbarous is not always the norm. Nor are the captive maids, brides-to-be, or wives as weak or helpless as critics have made them out to be. lnstead, Christian-Muslim relations in these plays challenge what have been seen as the official gender, racial. and religious ideologies in early modern England.
dc.format.extent 178 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectLanguage
Literature
Linguistics
Interracial romance
Romantic relationships
Muslims
Comparative literature
British and Irish literature
dc.title The Racial, Gender, and Religious Politics of Interracial Romance on the Early Modern Stage
dc.identifier.digital WeiY
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department English
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Wei, Yu-Wen. "The Racial, Gender, and Religious Politics of Interracial Romance on the Early Modern Stage." (2012) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/70490.


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