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The hazard of sympathy, race, and gender in antebellum American women's writing
Sympathy is the crucial idea in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century sentimental fiction to absorb the reader's attention and construct a sense of identification between the reader and the character, so that the ...
The (un)clear race: Configurations of whiteness in Anglophone literature of the Caribbean diaspora
This dissertation closely examines constructions of whiteness in contemporary Anglophone literature of the Caribbean Diaspora, addressing the following key questions: (1) why is it necessary to study whiteness specifically ...
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 ...
Chaotic whiteness: Race, narrative, and the erotics of fear
This thesis is an exploration of the ways in which whiteness, race, and racism are maintained and perpetuated through the use of narratives. I forward four main understandings of chaos as they relate to whiteness and argue ...