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dc.contributor.authorHasty, Sayler McLean
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-18T04:30:23Z
dc.date.available2014-09-18T04:30:23Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.otherhasty_sayler_m_201405_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hasty_sayler_m_201405_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30464
dc.description.abstractWhile most scholarship acknowledges the homoeroticism between female characters in Oroonoko, Jane Eyre, and Aurora Leigh, this thesis will provide a semantic study of the queer language used to construct and sustain these erotic relationships while illuminating the nonphysical eroticism drawing the heroines of these works together. By exploring each work as a marker on a continuum, this project demonstrates the ways in which each work’s respective author moves from exploring the dangerous consequences of homosexual panic to searching for a sustainable environment for female homoerotic relationships. Ultimately, this thesis concludes that queer language becomes the medium by which women writers circumvent heteronormative expectations for female heroines.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectOroonoko
dc.subjectAphra Behn
dc.subjectJane Eyre
dc.subjectCharlotte Bronte
dc.subjectAurora Leigh
dc.subjectElizabeth Barrett Browning
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectQueer Theory
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectHomoeroticism
dc.subjectReader Response
dc.titleThe love that dares to speak its name
dc.title.alternativequeer language and female homoeroticism in Oroonoko, Jane Eyre, and Aurora Leigh
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorTricia Lootens
dc.description.committeeTricia Lootens
dc.description.committeeElizabeth Kraft
dc.description.committeeRoxanne Eberle


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