Analyzing Sex and Gender Identity through Attire, Behavior, and Environment in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

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Sarah Jean O'Hern (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Anthony J. Cuda

Abstract: Relying on the seminal gender theory of Judith Butler, the aim of this paper is to both compartmentalize and criticize elements of Orlando that can in turn offer greater insight into the implications of sex and gender identity, those belonging to Woolf’s era as well as that of the current, through three separate sections: attire, behavior, and environment. In so doing, the discoveries and perspectives offered will contribute to the long and ever more complex traditions of feminist criticism, specifically towards that of Woolf and her equally complex body of work.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2021
Virginia Woolf, Orlando, gender, gender behavior, gender theory, gender performance

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