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Appropriation, dislocation, and crossmapping
Elisabeth Bronfen

) of one drug lord leads to the coronation of his violent successor. The two chapters at the centre of the book make use of the pathos formula of the female ruler to discuss the fascination and anxiety that female sovereignty poses in relation to a crisis in American democracy regarding the question of legitimate and illegitimate power. The crossmapping of a series of first female presidents with a typology of queenship in Shakespeare’s plays begins in Chapter 3 with Beau Willimon’s Gothic political thriller, House of Cards , because of its explicit references

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