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The unconscious Enlightenment: The origin of the novel and the logic of fantasy
This dissertation examines Enlightenment notions of identity, community and aesthetics as they unfold in key eighteenth-century novels, and thereby rethinks earlier theories of the novel which hold it to be merely complicit ...
Masculinity and fantasy in postwar American literature
This dissertation examines formations of masculinity in American literature written in the decades after World War II. In particular, I consider Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Gore Vidal's The City and ...