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dc.contributor.advisorBalizet, Ariane
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Katherine Nicoleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:23Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:23Z
dc.date.created2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05032011-125613en_US
dc.identifierumi-10224en_US
dc.identifiercat-001677151en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4363
dc.description.abstractFor early modern authors, the body and its many associated fluids, functions, and forms elicited anxiety concerning the body's purity and the threats that could change or harm an individual. Many early modern authors depicted characters with mutable bodies who express a desire to maintain physical solidity. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the many patriarchal strictures placed upon aberrational bodies. This thesis examines masculine anxiety concerning the many bodily possibilities available in early modern medical ideologies: including the possibility that a woman may direct own desires via her changeable body, that a male might become humorally saturated and feminized if he cross-dressed or, conversely, if he appropriated a woman's clothing for his own sexual satiation, and that a Native American and Jewish body could, on the early modern stage, become indistinguishable through their shared physical humiliations.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
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dc.titleAberrational bodies: dramatic and literary representations of early modern humoralityen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of English
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeAddRan College of Liberal Arts
local.departmentEnglish
local.academicunitDepartment of English
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaEnglish
etd.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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