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Silence, Roman de Silence, performance, ambiguity, hybridity
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.
O'Brien, Hillary, "“He was the Mirror of the World”: Social Constructivist Reflections in Le Roman de Silence" (2015). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 2070.