005 notes on Hawley, Krishna and gender-1

005 notes on Hawley, Krishna and gender-1 - Hawley, Krishna...

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Hawley, Krishna and gender notes exploring idea of love as affliction, male and female roles 166 poets / musicians are male project themelves as female for themes of longing different models for lover-beloved relationship (in Islamic lit. voice is male, beloved young male or female) 167 why do male authors luxuriate in female distress? Mira appeals to Krishna (through a female friend) this seems strightforward when a woman (Mira) is doing the talking but what about Surdas? 168 gender roles here: the male inflicts injury, the injured is female 169 Surdas poem in the voice of a female but signatture of a male "verbal crossressing is the norm in poems of this kind" the sickness of love is praised, romanticized, emulated, disease is the normative condition of the female body 170 focus on the heroine in N. Indian aesthetic theory 171 but the male can also be a paradigm of longing (to gainsay = to deny) 172 one can't deny the predominance of texts that assert womens' dharma is fulfilled with dependence on men 172-3 affliction is the superior state -is this a female perspective or a male one?
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course SAST 005 taught by Professor Allynminer during the Spring '12 term at UPenn.

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