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Alien stages: Immigration, reformation, and representations of Englishness in Elizabethan moral and comic drama
This dissertation discusses the complex representation of foreigners in sixteenth-century English drama. It relates literary evidence to contemporary implicit and overt allegations that vices brought to England by both ...
"The shape of uncles": Capitalism, affection, and the cultural construction of the Victorian family
Although the father-centered family was a powerful instrument of social control in the Victorian period, and the father/child bond was presumed to be the natural prototype of all brands of civil interaction, I suggest that ...
An Unedited Old English Homily in MS. Cambridge, U.L. Ii I33
This thesis is an attempt to establish an authoritative text for a previously unedited anonymous Old English homily, with a parallel re-creation of a text for the probable source. The untitled homily is probably late tenth ...
Adultery and revision in Tennyson's 1859 "Idylls of the King"
Tennyson's 1859 Idylls of the King responds to and comments on a complex of mid-Victorian fears centered on female sexuality, adultery, and the rising assertiveness and power of women. Tennyson revises his medieval sources ...
Sexual discourse in the Jacobean theater of social mobility
Social mobility was a feature of life in early modern England, and its effect on the gentry was the material for a number of plays written in the first decades of the 17th century: Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, ...