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ThesisDisplaced Blame and the Feminine Threat: Gender Conventions and Gendered Authority in the Romances of Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Gawain and the Green KnightJames, MelanieI argue that within traditional courtly love romances, such as those of Chrétien de Troyes, men and women adhere to traditional gender conventions of activity and passivity, and, despite critical arguments to the contrary, I suggest that women do not . . .
ThesisNovikoff, KennethThis study employs a Lacanian psychoanalytic approach to Shakespeare’s rendering of Macbeth’s transformation from a loyal subject to a malicious tyrant. Drawing on Lacan’s theories of language and desire, I argue that the witches’ language that Macbet . . .
ThesisSmith, EvanIn this thesis, Mr. Smith explores the structure and implications of the collective Anonymous. By drawing from anthropology, cultural studies, film studies, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and philosophy, he invites a wide reaching discussion about t . . .
ThesisHuman (Re)Defined: The Problematic (Dis)Connection between Bodily Representations and Consciousness. A Personal Narrative of Literary Theories and TextsSadeghipour, Allia ElizabethThe thesis contests that the physical body is insignificant and temporary: whereas consciousness is invaluable and boundless. All forms of consciousnesses, human or not, are valid regardless of the physical form. However, human society has consistentl . . .