Shakespeare and Cavendish: Engendering the Early Modern English Utopia.

Bermudez Brataas, Delilah.

Abstract: Utopias emerged in the early modern as feminized spaces allowing for fluid constructions of gender, desire and sexuality, which I propose led to utopia's difficulty and possibility. To realize utopia, society must become other on every front, including dismantling the gender binary. In Part I, I focus on representative examples of cosmogonic myths that demonstrate the persistent idealiza... read more

Tufts University. Department of English.
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