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John Gulledge

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John Gulledge

I am a senior in the English undergraduate program at the University of South Carolina. My research interests are in Early Modern drama, rhetoric, and jurisprudence. “Commercializing the Body” arose from a pursuit in combining my research interests to form an interdisciplinary examination of The Merchant of Venice. That pursuit became my senior thesis, and has taught me the importance in integrative work across multiple platforms of scholarship. I have also presented this paper in the 2013 Undergraduate Literary Conference hosted at the University of South Carolina. In writing this paper, I am indebted to Dr. Nina Levine, who served as my thesis director and whose wise guidance and enthusiasm helped keep things in perspective. To Dr. Jennifer Tyburczy, I am forever grateful and owe special thanks to your attention to detail and immeasurable ability to bring out the best in each of your students.

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I am a senior in the English undergraduate program at the University of South Carolina. My research interests are in Early Modern drama, rhetoric, and jurisprudence. “Commercializing the Body” ar... read more

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Commercializing the Body

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Commercializing the Body: Trade, Contract, and Agency in The Merchant of Venice Contracts of Flesh: Portia’s Rise to Agency Abstract In this article, I take Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice as my backdrop to explore and illuminate how the commercialization of flesh and body in the play can only fully be understood through its

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