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Title: The sexual sublime : a transformation
Authors: Karimeh, Rabee
Advisors: Davidson, Ryan J.
Subjects: English literature--19th century--History and criticism
Sex customs in literature
Issue Date: 2020
My thesis focuses on the sublime and sexuality in a 19th century Victorian context. My study revolves around Venus in Furs by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. One of the aims of my thesis is to prove that there exists a link between sexuality and the sublime. Also, I attempt to prove that this relationship leads to character development in the novels examined. First, I outline the various sexual tropes present in the novel. Then I outline how such tropes run in parallel with the sublime. Finally, I attempt to show that the relationship between sexuality and the sublime causes the characters to undergo a change. This change—or development—is present in the way characters present a significant alteration in their mentalities, sexual preferences, and actions.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-85).

Supervised by Dr. Ryan J. Davidson.
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Type: Thesis
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