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“The Whore That Lost Everything”: The Tyranny of Law and the Queer Feminisation of Soft Power as Explored in Black Sails

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posted on 2023-12-07, 05:44 authored by Tamsin PaigeTamsin Paige
Abstract Black Sails is an historical drama written as a prequel to Treasure Island. It did this by weaving the history surrounding the Pirate Republic of New Providence Island around fiction to create a compelling narrative exploring the force and evils of law and empire, and the lengths that some will go to in order to resist and be free. This paper will examine Black Sails as a social discourse text in order to critique the impact and tyranny, yet inevitability, of the law, and how soft power is feminised but requires queerness to be effective.

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Journal

Pólemos

Volume

17

Pagination

415-429

Location

Berlin, Germany

ISSN

2035-5262

eISSN

2036-4601

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

2

Publisher

De Gruyter

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