Women and the gaze: sexual knowledge and the fatal woman in The Changeling

Antonio, Amy (2012) Women and the gaze: sexual knowledge and the fatal woman in The Changeling. In: The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, 2-5 July 2012, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's The Changeling (1622) is a Jacobean tragedy that dramatizes Renaissance fears about female sexuality. The play's heroine, Beatrice-Joanna, plots the murder of her husband-to-be, the man chosen for her by her father, in order to marry the man of her own choosing. A great deal of anxiety is provoked by the male playwrights who represent women as desiring subjects.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 4. © The Contributors and Editors.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 04:06
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 01:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: role of women; female sexuality; societal norms; representation of women; plays; Jacobean literature
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950504 Understanding Europe's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22025

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