Faculty mentor: Chris Mead
My Honors thesis investigates bodily fragmentation and metaphoric direction in seventeenth-century poetry. I focus in particular on John Donne and Richard Crashaw, two contemporaneous metaphysical poets with a common tendency to animate and mobilize detached body parts in service of their poetic themes. This project engages with and tests the limits of Object-Oriented Ontology to explain the use of bodily imagery in relation to emotional and spiritual subjects.
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