Death, dildoes and daffodils: a queer winter's tale

Sulway, Nike (2014) Death, dildoes and daffodils: a queer winter's tale. In: 12th Biennial International Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA 2014): Shakespearean Perceptions, 2-4 Oct 2014, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper is a creative excavation of the temporal and textual gaps in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The paper playfully interrogates the interstices between Shakespeare's play and Robert Greene's Pandosto (1595) through the interjections of a queered Autolycus; that rogue who says of him/herself: 'Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance' (The Winter's Tale, IV:iiii), and of Winter whose tale, after all, this is.
Through this focalisation – the voices of Winter and Autolycus – the paper explores and expands on the relationships between the women in the play, particularly between Hermione/Bellaria and Paulina, in part responding to Theodora Jankowski's question: 'Where was Hermione kept so secretly for sixteen years [was she] living at Paulina's?'.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 ANZSA. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 02:59
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 03:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shakespeare; queer; The Winter's Tale; Robert Greene; Pandosto
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26157

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