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Mrs. Burton's Breasts: Mapping Female Bodies in Nunez's Prospero's Daughter

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Ford Hall: Fireside/Lobby

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English: Literature

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This essay explores how female bodies are mapped to represent a dichotomy of postcolonial space in Elizabeth Nunez’s novel Prospero’s Daughter, which is a contemporary adaption of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Dixon’s research responds to feminists Maura Giles-Watson and Gillian Rose who assert that geographical discourse has historically feminized landscapes, encouraging the colonization of the land as well as the female bodies that inhabit them, and limiting spaces where females are allowed to claim space, both publically and privately. Dixon adds to the literary conversation by dissecting the mapping of bodies that represent sites of the colonized and colonizer, both geographically and theoretically, through close textual examination of Prospero’s Daughter and The Tempest.

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Mrs. Burton's Breasts: Mapping Female Bodies in Nunez's Prospero's Daughter

Ford Hall: Fireside/Lobby

This essay explores how female bodies are mapped to represent a dichotomy of postcolonial space in Elizabeth Nunez’s novel Prospero’s Daughter, which is a contemporary adaption of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Dixon’s research responds to feminists Maura Giles-Watson and Gillian Rose who assert that geographical discourse has historically feminized landscapes, encouraging the colonization of the land as well as the female bodies that inhabit them, and limiting spaces where females are allowed to claim space, both publically and privately. Dixon adds to the literary conversation by dissecting the mapping of bodies that represent sites of the colonized and colonizer, both geographically and theoretically, through close textual examination of Prospero’s Daughter and The Tempest.