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作者 Jones, Melissa J
書名 Early modern pornographies
國際標準書號 9780549224624
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說明 210 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-09, Section: A, page: 3870
Adviser: Linda Charnes
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Indiana University, 2007
This dissertation reads sixteenth and seventeenth-century literary texts through late-medieval and Renaissance records of religious experience, violence, and sexual crimes in an effort to spotlight a particular kind of pornographic imagination in the Tudor-Stuart period. By situating profane spectatorship and erotic reading habits amid other important representational economies of the time, I argue that early modern pornographic fantasy encodes an impulse to recapture, in occasionally deformed but often surprisingly liberating ways, the sort of religious voyeurism that was integral to medieval devotional practice and was newly---and violently---disallowed by Reformation ideology. My research challenges the critical presumption that pornographic gazing is always an exploitative form of "objectification." Instead, I find a political and paradoxically feminist use of pornographic looking, and my chapters trace this affective gaze from its early conception in Elizabethan poetry and prose to its spectacular stagings both in Jacobean drama and in the day's literatures on prostitution
School code: 0093
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 68-09A
主題 Literature, English
Alt Author Indiana University. English
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