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Observation, Control and Sir Thomas More
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2469-6431
2019 (English)In: LIR.journal, ISSN 1102-9773, Vol. 10, p. 28-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is hardly controversial to say that the Elizabethan play Sir Thomas More (1592–93?) is insistently preoccupied with issues of surveillance, control and punishment. In its depiction of the Ill May Day Riots in 1517 and the subsequent downfall of Thomas More, the play represents both More’s role as surveyor of the crowd and a victim of royal surveillance and punishment. However, in its twists and turns of plot Sir Thomas More transcends generalizations about penal justice. While not staging a “pre-panoptic” system of control, the play frequently but ironically thematizes surveillanceas an instrument of power, but it falls short of suggesting that surveillance produces pliable individuals. Instead, Sir Thomas More comes close to suggesting repentance rather than retribution as a model of justice, though this model is also made problematic through the character of Thomas More. 

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Gothenburg: University of Gothenburg, 2019. Vol. 10, p. 28-38
Keywords [en]
Sir Thomas More, Elizabethan drama, early modern literature, early modern theatre, surveillance, control
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General Literature Studies
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Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82475OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-82475DiVA, id: diva2:1314445
Available from: 2019-05-08 Created: 2019-05-08 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved

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