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I Wanna Hold Your Hand: Touch, Intimacy and Equality in Christopher Marlowe's "Hero and Leander" and George Chapman's "Continuation"

Abstract This thesis examines Christopher Marlowe's poem Hero and Leander and George Chapman's Continuation thereof through a theoretical lens that includes theories of intimacy, sexuality and touch taken from Lee Edelman, Daniel Gil, James Bromley, Katherine Rowe and others. Hands are seen as the privileged organ of touch as well as synecdoche for human agency. Because it is all too often an unexamined sense, the theory of touch is dealt with in detail. The analysis of hands and touch leads to a discussion of how Marlowe's writing creates a picture of sexual intimacy that goes against traditional institutions and resists the traditional role of the couple in society. Marlowe's poem favors an equal, companionate intimacy that does no... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Hardman, Katherine Jane (Author) / Fox, Cora (Advisor) / Ryner, Bradley (Committee member) / Sturges, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Literature / chapman / couple / futurism / intimacy / marlowe / queer
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 56 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. English 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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