Master of Arts (MA)
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queer, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, queer theory, closet, secret, Jacques Derrida, Derridean Secret, Gender, Sex, Sexuality, Binary Oppositions, Dichotomies, Binaries, Judith Butler, Language, Difference, gender studies
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This thesis will discuss the notions of the “closet” and “secret” within Oscar Wilde’s, The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as offer a clear and precise definition of queer theory to assist in elucidating many of the concepts being discussed. Close reading techniques will be utilized to further uncover the metaphoric, symbolic, and otherwise figurative importance of certain aspects of The Picture of Dorian Gray and supporting texts. Through Judith Butler’s conceptualization of sex and gender, as well as Jacques Derrida’s interpretation of the “secret”, this paper will explicate the intricacies of Wilde’s work and unveil queered aspects in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Oliveira, Jessica Maria, "The Notions of the "Closet" and the "Secret" in Oscar Wilde's, The Picture of Dorian Gray" (2019). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4252.
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