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By Melissa J. Jones

This dissertation reads 16th and seventeenth-century literary texts via
late-medieval and Renaissance files of spiritual event, violence, and sexual
crimes in order to highlight a selected form of pornographic mind's eye within the
Tudor-Stuart interval. by means of situating profane spectatorship and erotic analyzing conduct amid
other vital representational economies of the time, I argue that early sleek
pornographic delusion encodes an impulse to recapture, in sometimes deformed yet usually
surprisingly freeing methods, this sort of non secular voyeurism thatwas critical to medieval
devotional perform and was once newly—and violently—disallowed by means of Reformation ideology.
My study demanding situations the severe presumption that pornographic observing is often an
exploitative kind of “objectification.” as a substitute, i locate a political and ironically
feminist use of pornographic taking a look, and my chapters hint this affective gaze from its
early notion in Elizabethan poetry and prose to its unbelievable stagings either in
Jacobean drama and within the day’s literatures on prostitution.

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252-260) In an act of perverse jurisprudence, Thomas Middleton’s Black King’s Knight from the wildly popular A Game at Chess (1624) sentences the play’s virginal White Queen’s Pawn to a pornographic ravishment, forcing her to kneel for twelve hours “in a roome fil’d with Aretine’s pictures,” the notoriously explicit engravings of sixteen sexual Jones/Chapter Two/35 positions, or postures, that Aretino describes in his I modi (1527). This is an important moment in the play because, as the Black King has intimated, the balance of international power lies in the White Queen’s Pawn’s chastity.

Despite the period’s notoriously irregular typography, early texts of The Alchemist show surprising consistency in this punctuation. ” So claims the popular antipornography slogan that for decades galvanized feminists and conservatives alike—at rallies, in courtrooms and in bedrooms all across America. This unlikely political coalition maintains a causal relationship between pornographic representation and gendered violence—and adheres to this belief in spite of a thorough scientific debunking.

In Moulton, 83. Jones/Chapter One/30 33 Richard Rambuss, Closet Devotions (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998), 58. 34 Jeffrey Masten, Textual Intercourse: Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997); Alan Bray, Homosexuality in Renaissance England (London: Gay Men’s Press, 1982). See also Bruce R. : Stanford University Press, 1992) and Jonathan Goldberg, Queering the Renaissance (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1994). 35 Valerie Traub, The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 19, 26.

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