Wicked Words and Illegal Imaginings: A Genealogy of Obscenity In Which a Criminological Case Study of Fanny Hill Is Conducted

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dc.contributor.authorPiamonte, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-15T18:40:39Z
dc.date.available2019-04-15T18:40:39Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/39073
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-23322
dc.description.abstractA genealogy of the concept of obscenity is conducted through a case study of John Cleland’s novel, "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" (1748-1749), popularly known as "Fanny Hill". Analytic attention is focused on events (i.e. given moments in history characterized by struggle), discourses (i.e. systems of knowledge), and practices (i.e. institutional procedures), all of which are interrelated, and problematizes them with a moral regulation interpretive framework. This dissertation considers how "Fanny Hill" was (re)problematized as obscene through historically specific discursive practices, and how these discursive practices, conceived as the exercise of power in conjunction with systems of knowledge or as projects of moral regulation, had effects on the constitution of subjectivities and social orders. Further, this dissertation problematizes the ways that these discourses, practices and effects – particularly those pertaining to harm – continue into the present.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectFanny Hill
dc.subjectobscene
dc.subjectliterature
dc.subjectgenealogy
dc.subjectmoral regulation
dc.subjectcriminology
dc.titleWicked Words and Illegal Imaginings: A Genealogy of Obscenity In Which a Criminological Case Study of Fanny Hill Is Conducted
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorFrauley, Jonathan
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentCriminologie / Criminology
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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