Award Date

1-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Committee Member

Evelyn Gajowski

Number of Pages

152

Abstract

This study seeks to both challenge and complicate the assumed heteronormativity of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, and Othello. Reading and analyzing these texts in such a manner provides the only means to access and interpret the homoerotics embedded deeply within them in a meaningful way that, in turn, enhances traditional understanding of Renaissance England.

Keywords

Drama; Homoerotics; Male; Merchant; Night; Othello; Shakespearean; Study; Twelfth; Venice; William Shakespeare

Controlled Subject

British literature; English literature--Irish authors; Irish literature; Comparative literature; Sex--Social aspects

File Format

pdf

File Size

1.94 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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