Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Deborah Denenholz Morse
For the woman of Victorian fiction, the looming threat of the unknown East both excited and haunted the imagination. In this thesis, I focus primarily on how suttee, or Hindu widow burning, and the woman's body became the focal point through which the relationship between England and India is negotiated through readings of Flora Annie Steel's "On the Face of the Waters" and Philip Meadows Taylor's "Seeta."
Butler, Virginia Lynn, "Black Brides: Examining the Eastern Threat to Victorian Womanhood in Fiction" (2011). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 430.
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