Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)--Twelfth night, Gender identity in literature, Sex in literature
The thesis explores the treatment of gender and sexuality in William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, or What You Will. By examining Shakespeare’s exploration of gender identity and sexual fluidity, this thesis investigates the nature of these elements in relation to the overall theme of the text. While traditionally thought of as mutually exclusive elements, sexuality and gender are juxtaposed throughout the text, causing characters to reflect on their own identities.
Casey, Caitlin Moran, "“Mutually Exclusive” : Exploring Gender and Sexuality in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night" (2020). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 489.
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