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The Obscure Subject of Desire: Lucretia Borgia in Nineteenth-Century Literature1

Gender Forum, 2007, Issue 18 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The Obscure Subject of Desire: Lucretia Borgia in Nineteenth-Century Literature1
  • Author: Mittag, Martina
  • Found In: Gender Forum, 2007, Issue 18 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Borgia, Lucrezia (1480-1519) ; Literary Criticism ; Sex Roles ; Poisoning ; History ; Crime ; Feminism
  • Language: English
  • Description: Mittag investigates the nature of the crime of poisoning in order to pursue a kind of non-subject that reaches out for subjecthood and negates it at the same time. She examines fictional accounts of and references to famed poisoner in 19th-century literature which discuss the poisoner as non-subject, while presenting different conceptions of gender roles.
  • Identifier: E-ISSN: 16131878

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