Disordered Appetites: Female Flesh in the Works of Thomas Middleton.

Schnitzspahn, Gregory.


  • Abstract: This dissertation contends that Thomas Middleton's plays and poetry exploit an early modern psychocultural anxiety focused on the insubstantiality of symbolic or linguistic constructs. More specifically, Middleton's works consistently examine the manipulability and immateriality of patriarchally prescribed female social identities--such as maid, wife, and widow--that are based entirely u... read more
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