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dc.contributor.advisorMargerison, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorMerritt, Lisa D.
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-06T14:32:33Z
dc.date.available2013-09-06T14:32:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-29
dc.date.submittedAugust 2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4706
dc.description.abstractThroughout the latter decades of the eighteenth century, popular print culture was a central arena for the negotiation of competing societal discourses. As the cultural narratives of elite libertine enlightenment and middle-class propriety vied for cultural dominance, their respective constructions of women, of acceptable femininity, and of female sexuality became a point of significant contention. This project traces the changing dynamics of that struggle for cultural hegemony through the changing depiction of elite courtesans and female sexuality in popular print culture.
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dc.format.extent109 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectSexuality
dc.subjectPrint Culture
dc.subjectCourtesans
dc.subjectEngland
dc.subjectEighteenth Century
dc.subjectLondon
dc.subject.lcshEnglish literature--Criticism, Textual
dc.subject.lcshWomen--History--18th century
dc.subject.lcshWomen and literature--Great Britain--History--18th century
dc.titlePolishing the Public Sphere: Courtesans and Female Virtue in Eighteenth-Century British Print Culture
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBourgeois, Gene
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcWilliams, James
thesis.degree.departmentHistory
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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