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Dedoxifying gender identity through language and sexuality: Kathy Acker's abjection of western phallocentric traditions and the feminist Utopian sublime
In an attempt to ascertain identity Acker rejects the Phallocentric traditions of Western Culture having assigned Acker an identity of weakness based on biological and physical attributes; hence, a psychological slavery, ...
The shadow of difference: Sex, race, and the unconscious
This dissertation draws on the psychoanalytic concept of sexual difference to offer a new model for reading the interrelationship between gender, sexuality, and race. I attempt to show that racial symbols (e.g., blackness ...
"You can't get there from here": Identity, autobiography, and self-reflection in the travel writings of Edith Wharton, Emma Hart Willard, and Ida Tarbell in France
From the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century, travel writing, particularly when the traveler was visiting Europe, was a popular genre in the United States. This thesis focuses on the role that autobiography ...