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dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Steve
dc.contributor.authorCortesi, Taylor D.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T19:56:26Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T19:56:26Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-19
dc.date.submittedMay 2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4554
dc.description.abstractWhile there have been numerous theoretical approaches to romance novels, a Cartesian analysis is seemingly absent among the current scholarship. Applying René Descartes’s theory of mind/body dualism to the heroines in Susan Johnson’s Seized by Love and E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey reveals not only a separation between the heroines’ minds and bodies, but proves that both heroines are depicted as distinctly body. As such, serious complications arise for the female characters, including the acceptance of sexual violence and submission to the patriarchy.
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dc.format.extent116 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectDescartes
dc.subjectFifty Shades of Grey
dc.subjectSeized by Love
dc.subjectMind Body Dualism
dc.subject.lcshDescartes, René--1596-1650--Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshJohnson, Susan--1939-Seized by love
dc.subject.lcshJames, E. L.--Fifty shades of Grey
dc.subject.lcshPhilosophy of mind
dc.subject.lcshMind and body
dc.subject.lcshPhilosophy in literature
dc.subject.lcshDualism in literature
dc.subject.lcshRomance literature
dc.title"Traitorous Bodies": Cartesian Dualism in Romance Novels by Susan Johnson and E.L. James
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineLiterature
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentEnglish


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