112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Topics in Tudor-Stuart Literature

Session Chair: 
Timothy Ponce, University of North Texas
Session 6: Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm
RCC Raincross C


  1. Kathy Hardman, University of California, Riverside
    This paper examines how Marlowe culled details from chronicles of Edward II in order to create a play that focuses on homoeroticism. In doing this, Marlowe was making his own reading of history. Marlowe’s adaptation of his sources and his reading of history speaks to current debates about queer historiography and our obligations to history.
  2. Anthony Buenning, University of North Texas
    Mistress Quickly represents the emerging influence of popular audiences, and her appearances in Merry Wives and the Henry IV plays reflect a subtle shift in power away from the aristocratic culture to popular culture. 
  3. Mariam Galarrita, UC Riverside
    When Martin Esslin set out to map the origins of Absurd Theater, he briefly mentioned Jacobean dramatist John Webster antecedent. This paper seeks to develop Webster as an antecedent by exploring the grotesque elements in his tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, and link him to Eugene Ionesco’s Absurd style.
  4. Anthony Cole Jeffrey, University of North Texas
    This paper seeks to resolve the conflict between New Historicist and feminist interpretations of The Changeling by demonstrating that the play’s representation of women is actually part of a larger theological discourse on the moral depravity of both men and women.  
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