Pure Resistance: Queer(y)ing Virginity in William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Margaret Cavendish's The Convent of Pleasure

January 1998
Shakespeare Studies (0582-9399);1998, Vol. 26, p218
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Explains why the author wants to consider the position occupied by adult virgin women as a queer space within the early modern Protestant sex/gender system. Definition of the word queer; Queer Theory; Information on the texts `Measure for Measure' and `The Convent of Pleasure'; Characters in the text and what they manifest.


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