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With these premises in mind, write a short commentary on each selected text. In each case, explain how you see the “queer” element surfacing in the text, using any of the above remarks as a point of departure. This means that you need to pick specific passagesand zero in on the sense you want to draw fro them. Find a group of details or a specific moment and inspect it, bearing in mind that once you have done this you can refer to any of the texts we have read this term to support or enrich your point.
Question 1 : How do objects help construct queer moments or dimensions of reality in Spenser’s Faerie Land? For this option, please choose an object (or a group of objects) and show how variations in its function or symbolic value as it recurs (or morphs into a related object) help you locate a queer aspect of Spenser’s argument in Book 2 of The Faerie Queene. (For example, think of the changing functions of liquid in Book 2, or shifting representations of clothing). (READING LINK http://www.luminarium.org/renascence-editions/quee…)
Question 2: Shakespeare,Twelfth Night: focus on any single scene and place it in the context of a problem you see being addressed in the play. For example, the play’s clear investment in the concept of melancholia effectively “warps” or queers the philosophical legacy of melancholia by turning its liminal significance away from the vertical “ascent” to contemplative rapture and treating the concept instead as a horizontal extension to the edges of legible experience (i.e., as symptom of stalling or radical ambiguity before a thought or perception that does not yet have a known form). Thus Feste’s melancholy song in Act 2, scene 4 triggers the strange quasi-confessional scene between Viola/Cesario and Orsino in which Viola’s secret nearly gets exposed—but not quite. This ambiguity introduces a species of queer eroticism between the two visibly male figures on stage—something you could analyze by looking closely at the dialog. (READING LINK http://shakespeare.mit.edu/twelfth_night/full.html)
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