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i submitted an abstract to this undergraduate conference months ago, and forgot about it when i didn't hear back from them in the week they said they would take to respond with a yes or no answer. i check my email today and i find the schedule for the conference in it, and myself and my un-revised paper on it. i was wondering if any of you good folks had any articles that they liked on my topic, to give me some direction in doubling the length of my paper. here's the abstract::

I am working with _The Two Gentlemen of Verona_ as it portrays the channeling of procreative desire into self-replicating patterns of symbolic service. I intend on interrogating this method of social indoctrination as it bears on the twin bodies of the characters, their bodies-as-organic-entities and their bodies-as-social-constructs. The tension between the needs of the organic body and the demands of the virtual body provides the spring upon which the action in this play moves.

i already make use of elizabeth rivlin's article "mimetic service in TGV" (2005). if anyone has any suggestions about other articles to look at, i am open to it. from what i can tell, there are angles from a queer studies perspective (the twin bodies), from cultural materialism/new historicist perspective (the way desire is contained by/subverts social structures)...

i am running out of time to chase down these angles for a paper that i have already been graded on. any help would be much much appreciated!


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Nov. 20th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Although these sources aren't directly related to TGV, they might help:

Michael Neill, "Servant Obedience and Master Sins: Shakespeare and the Bonds of Service" (1997)

Mary Ellen Lamb, "Tracing a Heterosexual Erotics of Service in Twelfth Night and Thomas Whythorne. . ." (1998)

Good luck!
Nov. 20th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
thank you! i don't need something direct, just an avenue to explore this play further.
Nov. 20th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
Hey, I presented at Moravian last year!

It's pretty low key, don't worry too much!
Nov. 20th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
this is like my 4th conference presentation, so i wont start worrying until the night before. but i still need to double the length of this paper.

what did you present on?
Nov. 20th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
I was the oddball whose paper topic was only half Med/Ren. It was a comparative reading of chivalry/misogyny in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep.
Nov. 20th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
thats funny, i remember that paper title jumping out at me from the list of previous participants...
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Nov. 21st, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Sure. It's not as awesome as I'd like it to be, but what paper ever is?
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Nov. 21st, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
Somehow, it's not on my computer or flash drive. I think it is, however, on my parent's computer, so I'll send it to you over Thanksgiving when I'm back in the area.

I love the Big Sleep though. I'm a modernist by training, so my familiarity with the Gawain text is not as great as it should be, but I do like the modernized take on "knights," "ladies," and "chivalry."
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