Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA English

Department

English

Advisor

Angela Weisl

Committee Member

Philip Schochet

Keywords

Silence, Roman de Silence, performance, ambiguity, hybridity

Abstract

This essay attempts to clarify the purpose of ambiguity and indecision within Heldris of Cornwall's Roman de Silence. Using the framework laid out by Judith Butler, it seeks to understand the way that the protagonist's performance of gender and class reflects the social context in which she lives.

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