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The Evolution of Yeats's Dance Imagery: The Body, Gender, and Nationalism

@inproceedings{Lee2003TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Yeats's Dance Imagery: The Body, Gender, and Nationalism},
  author={Deng-Huei Lee},
  year={2003}
}
Tracing the development of his dance imagery, this dissertation argues that Yeats's collaborations with various early modern dancers influenced his conceptions of the body, gender, and Irish nationalism. The critical tendency to read Yeats's dance emblems in light of symbolist-decadent portrayals of Salome has led to exaggerated charges of misogyny, and to neglect of these emblems' relationship to the poet's nationalism. Drawing on body criticism, dance theory, and postcolonialism, this project… 

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