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Bel-Imperia: The (Early) Modern Woman In Thomas Kyd’S Spanish Tragedy, Ann Mccauley Basso Mar 2006

Bel-Imperia: The (Early) Modern Woman In Thomas Kyd’S Spanish Tragedy, Ann Mccauley Basso

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

At the heart of Thomas Kyd's revenge tragedy The Spanish Tragedy lies an arranged marriage around which all of the other action revolves. Bel-Imperia of Spain has been betrothed against her will to Prince Balthazar of Portugal, but she is no ordinary woman, and she has plans of her own. Bel-Imperia's unwillingness to participate in the arranged marriage is indicative of the rise of the companionate marriage; it represents a rejection of the arranged marriage that dominated upper class society in earlier years.

This study seeks to throw light upon early modern attitudes towards marriage, focusing particularly on ...


Reconstructing Women's Identities: The Phenomenon Of Cosmetic Surgery In The United States, Cara L. Okopny Feb 2005

Reconstructing Women's Identities: The Phenomenon Of Cosmetic Surgery In The United States, Cara L. Okopny

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the U.S. has increased dramatically over the last ten years - particularly for women, who make up the largest group of cosmetic surgery consumers. Cosmetic surgery can include relatively simple procedures such as permanent hair removal or Botox to more complicated procedures like breast augmentations and face-lifts. The rise in popularity of cosmetic surgery exalts only one kind of beauty and excludes many women from ever attaining this ideal, so while women may feel empowered, surgery acts as a form of assimilation, because the act of cosmetic surgery reifies an exclusionary beauty norm. With ...


The Politics Of Being An Egg “Donor” And Shifting Notions Of Reproductive Freedom, Elizabeth A. Dedrick Mar 2004

The Politics Of Being An Egg “Donor” And Shifting Notions Of Reproductive Freedom, Elizabeth A. Dedrick

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

As an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) that has been available for over twenty years, the transfer of healthy eggs from a presumably fertile woman into the womb of a woman diagnosed as infertile has become a common part of the landscape of human reproduction in the United States. Yet the general societal acceptance of this practice commonly known as "egg donation" oversimplifies the complex medical, ethical, and societal issues ignited by its use. In light of the limited critical discussions presently occurring about egg transfer, I will interrogate some of the silences and more ambiguous issues invoked by its practice ...


From Just War To Just Peace: Re-Visioning Just War Theory From A Feminist Perspective, Naomi Malone Mar 2004

From Just War To Just Peace: Re-Visioning Just War Theory From A Feminist Perspective, Naomi Malone

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This paper studies the history of just war theory and critiques it from various feminist perspectives. Using a definition of war as inseparable from the system within which it is embedded, the paper contends that just war theory has been incorporated into the realist paradigm that predominates current political thought, making it susceptible to manipulation. Most importantly, this usurpation has shifted just war theory's focus from jus ad bellum to jus in bello considerations, seriously weakening its deterrent effects on war. The paper proposes its replacement with a just peace theory, discussing several existing frameworks and explaining the important ...


Safe At Home: Agoraphobia And The Discourse On Women’S Place, Suzie Siegel Nov 2001

Safe At Home: Agoraphobia And The Discourse On Women’S Place, Suzie Siegel

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

My thesis explores how discourse and material practices have created agoraphobia, the fear of public places. This psychological disorder predominates among women. Throughout much of Western history, women have been encouraged to stay home for their safety and for the safety of society. I argue that agoraphobic women have internalized this discourse, expressing fears of being in public or being alone without a companion to support and protect them; losing control over their minds or their bodies; and endangering or humiliating themselves. Therapeutic discourse also has created agoraphobia by naming it, categorizing the emotions and behaviors associated with it, and ...


Literature And Feminism: Critical Quests And Questions, Helen Petter Westra Sep 1999

Literature And Feminism: Critical Quests And Questions, Helen Petter Westra

Pro Rege

This paper was presented at Dordt College in Fall, 1998.


Back Against The Wall: Anti-Feminist Backlash In Vietnam War Literature, Lorrie Smith Oct 1989

Back Against The Wall: Anti-Feminist Backlash In Vietnam War Literature, Lorrie Smith

Vietnam Generation

A critique of misogyny in popular Vietnam War literature and film.


Feminist Criticism And The Literature Of The Vietnam Combat Veteran, Kali Tal Oct 1989

Feminist Criticism And The Literature Of The Vietnam Combat Veteran, Kali Tal

Vietnam Generation

Examining Vietnam War literature through the lens of feminist and gender theories.


Moon Landing: A Memory, Rebecca Blevins Faery Oct 1989

Moon Landing: A Memory, Rebecca Blevins Faery

Vietnam Generation

A personal account of a feminist awakening during the Vietnam War era.


The Day They Buried "Traditional Womanhood": Women And The Politics Of Peace Protest, Ruth Rosen Oct 1989

The Day They Buried "Traditional Womanhood": Women And The Politics Of Peace Protest, Ruth Rosen

Vietnam Generation

A history of women's peace groups.


Taking In The Images: A Record In Graphics Of The Vietnam Ear Soil For Feminism, Kathie Sarachild Oct 1989

Taking In The Images: A Record In Graphics Of The Vietnam Ear Soil For Feminism, Kathie Sarachild

Vietnam Generation

An examination of images of Vietnamese women in the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives.


Women For Peace Or Women's Liberation? Signposts From The Feminist Archives, Jenny Brown Oct 1989

Women For Peace Or Women's Liberation? Signposts From The Feminist Archives, Jenny Brown

Vietnam Generation

An analysis of graphics in the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives.