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Theories about Gender & Sex:

THROUGHOUT THIS GUIDE TO THEORY, I have tried, when possible, to offer a certain consistency to the applications by analyzing the same material from different theoretical perspectives. As in the sections on Marxism, New Historicism, and Psychoanalysis, I here offer a reading of two sonnets by Spenser. I chose the sonnet form since its size makes it easy to reproduce on the web page and its complexity exemplifies the extent to which even a small literary work can be unpacked in interesting and multiple ways by using the theoretical lenses at our disposal. When possible, I have also provided a second application through a reading of the Dürer image associated with the given section of this Guide to Theory. (The interpretation of the image associated with this section can be found on the left.)


Proper Citation of this Page:

Felluga, Dino. "Theories about Gender & Sex: Applications." Introductory Guide to Critical Theory.[date of last update, which you can find on the home page]. Purdue U. [date you accessed the site]. <>.








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