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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Blurring the Lines: Iago and Emilia as Gender Deviants in "Othello"

In Shakespeare’s "Othello", there are many obvious issues pertaining to class, sex, and race. One of the more subtle, yet potent, issues in "Othello" is that of gender. The gender-deviating pair of Emilia and Iago defy any stereotypical gender roles, and the act of doing so is what propels the play deep into the realm of tragedy.

Presenters: Brenna Doran (Graduate Student)
Mary Ganster (Undergraduate Student)
Matthew Johnson (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: English
Location: 217 Hartwell
Time: 2:45 pm (Session IV)