Date Thesis Awarded

5-2017

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

English

Advisor

Brett Wilson

Committee Member

Varun Begley

Committee Member

Laurie Wolf

Committee Member

Elizabeth Wiley

Abstract

This thesis focuses on two English, feminist playwrights: Aphra Behn, a seventeenth-century playwright, and Caryl Churchill, a twentieth-century playwright. The thesis discusses feminist politics in the plays of each playwright, with particular attention paid to matters of gender, sexuality, politics, and economics. In the process, the thesis examines Churchill's lack of overt deference to Behn's legacy, and goes on to attribute this lack of deference to Churchill's socialist politics, politics that directly conflict with Behn's Tory leanings.

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