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Appropriating the Restoration hero(ine): intertextuality and the transformation of gender identity, 1677-1759

@inproceedings{Holguin2016AppropriatingTR,
  title={Appropriating the Restoration hero(ine): intertextuality and the transformation of gender identity, 1677-1759},
  author={M. M. Holguin},
  year={2016}
}
  • M. M. Holguin
  • Published 2016
  • Art
  • My dissertation considers how and why representations of female suffering in Restoration tragedy had a profound impact on the development of mid-eighteenth century novels and plays, focusing primarily on the work of Aphra Behn, Thomas Southerne, John Dryden, Samuel Richardson and David Garrick. Previous scholarship on Restoration “she-tragedies” has tended to emphasize how their heroines’ descent into hysteria, madness, and death implies a total loss of female agency and power. My project… CONTINUE READING

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